In a private ceremony at the Supreme Court Friday, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. swore in former Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan as the nation's 45th solicitor general -- the first woman to hold the position. Many are wondering whether Kagan will respond to some questions about her lack of appellate experience by arguing a Supreme Court case this term instead of waiting until the fall. The latest from insiders is that she is eager to take on a case -- and possibly a high-profile one, at that.
Kagan Sworn In as SG, May Argue Before Supreme Court Next Month
March 23, 2009