Battle lines formed quickly Monday after President Barack Obama announced that he was nominating Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court. Democrats praised Kagan, the former dean of Harvard Law School, as a highly qualified candidate who deserved quick confirmation, but Republicans questioned her lack of judicial experience and criticized her policies toward military recruiters while at Harvard.
Kagan's Credentials Draw Praise, Scorn as Battle Lines Form Over Nomination
The National Law Journal
May 11, 2010