Widely seen as the front-runner for the Supreme Court nomination, Solicitor General Elena Kagan made no mention of the vacancy or the speculation while speaking at a Thursday award ceremony honoring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kagan did raise eyebrows when she said she would remember an exchange she had with Kennedy during her first high court argument "for the rest of my career as an advocate" -- perhaps not an expected statement from someone anticipating that career will end in a few months with a high court confirmation.
SG Kagan Recalls 'Look of Panic' in First High Court Argument
The National Law Journal
May 3, 2010