Solicitor General Elena Kagan's favored position at or near the top of the list of possible replacements for Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has also made her an easy target, especially for liberals who warn she is too conservative to follow in Stevens' progressive footsteps. Scrutiny of her brief record as solicitor general is intensifying, and advocates for human rights and other liberal causes who are upset at the Obama administration for continuing Bush-era policies may take their frustration out on Kagan.
Supreme Court Watchers Wonder: How Conservative Is Kagan?
The National Law Journal
April 19, 2010