Just days after President Barack Obama announced he would nominate Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, speculation began swirling about who would replace her as solicitor general. By tradition, the principal deputy often succeeds a departing SG. But this time around, there appears to be a lot of jockeying for the post. With the rarification and specialization of the Supreme Court bar in the last decade or so, the job of solicitor general has gained luster -- and economic value.
Jockeying Begins for Solicitor General Job
The National Law Journal
May 13, 2010