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Safest bet ever

In what I am sure will not be a surprise to anyone, American President Obama has nominated Elena to replace John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court of the United States. I can’t say that I’m particularly thrilled with this news, as she is apparently big on executive power. I would have preferred Pam Karlan or Diane Wood.

When Kagan is (almost certainly) confirmed, it will mean that there will be three women– Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg– on SCOTUS simultaneously; the highest number of women (3 seats out of 9) ever.


Comments on: "Safest bet ever" (2)

  1. I think Sully and the Agitator’s position re Kagan’s position is overstated – she has argued for executive power, yes, but she’s done it mostly in her position as Solicitor General. This doesn’t necessarily mean that is what she herself believes – like any good lawyer, she’s arguing her client’s case.

    I also find it somewhat suspicious that the Agitator’s piece relies on Reason magazine; I do find it a little difficult to take them seriously on, well, anything.

    Don’t get me wrong, Wood or Karlan might well have been preferable, but then again, the perfect shouldn’t be the enemy of the good.

  2. Points taken. Yes, although the others would have been preferable, rejecting one that is acceptable in the vain hope of waiting for perfection is not in itself a valid reason for rejecting a nominee.

    PS: Thank you for fixing my typo at your blog.

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