President Obama has nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan, formerly the dean of Harvard Law School, to replace Justice John Paul Stevens, who is retiring, on the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Kagan will be Obama's second appointee to the nation's high judicial body. Below is Slate's coverage of the run-up to Kagan's nomination and debate surrounding her confirmability.
"The Kagan Kids: Why the younger generation doesn't care about the debate over the latest Supreme Court nominee," by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Wednesday, May 26, 2010.
"But Enough About Me: What Do You Think of Me? Can we please stop talking about Supreme Court nominees like they are real people?" by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010.
"Detention Slip: The Obama administration wants to hold terrorists. Did SCOTUS just give them a green light?" by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Tuesday, May 18, 2010.
"Youthful Indiscretions: Don't judge Elena Kagan by her college thesis," by Christopher Beam. Posted Monday, May 17, 2010.
"Question Time: An exclusive preview of Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination questionnaire," by Christopher Beam. Posted Friday, May 14, 2010.
"What Does He See in Her? What Obama's choice of Kagan tells us about his own judicial philosophy," by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Thursday, May 13, 2010.
"Don't Stand So Close: If Elena Kagan is too close to the president, what was Harriet Miers?" by John Dickerson. Posted Wednesday, May 12, 2010.
"Don't Bork Kagan: Sex, religion, and a nominee's right to privacy," by William Saletan. Posted Tuesday, May 11, 2010.
"Kagan and Late-Term Abortions," by Emily Bazelon. Posted Tuesday, May 11, 2010.