President Barack Obama last week presented U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan as one of the nation's "foremost legal minds." But is the former Harvard Law dean actually scholar-lite? Some academic and political commentators questioned her slim body of scholarship given her 14 years in academia. It is not just the number of her scholarly articles -- essentially four major and three lesser ones -- that bothers Kagan skeptics, but the lack of any discernible personal opinions on the issues addressed.
In Academia, Kagan Wrote Far Less Than Peers
The National Law Journal
May 18, 2010