Monday, May 10, 2010

It's Official, It's Kagan - New SCOTUS Nominee

President Obama announced Elena Kagan as his pick to replace Justice Stevens today. This comes as no surprise as her name has been floating around as the front-runner from the day Stevens announced his retirement.    Aside from her name, what do we know about her? A New York Times op-ed explains some of her views, but she doesn't seem to have much of a record.

Last time around, now-Justice Sotomayor had developed a very extensive record in the field of employment law, having served as a judge in district court and the Second Circuit. We simply don't have that with Kagan... yet. Information has a funny way of surfacing during the confirmation process. I'll let you know if anything particularly employment law-y happens.

Posted by Philip Miles, an employment lawyer with McQuaide Blasko in State College, Pennsylvania.