Supreme Court Nominations

Today's News: Obama Picks Kagan, GOP Lawmakers Launch SCOTUS YouTube Channel

After this morning’s announcement by President Barack Obama that he had selected Solicitor General Elena Kagan as his choice for the U.S. Supreme Court seat being vacated by Justice John Paul Stevens, the media whirred into gear with details about her background and the confirmation battle that just about any nominee can expect.

For those who prefer to get their news about her opposition straight from the source, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have announced that they are hosting a YouTube channel about Kagan’s nomination, CNN reports.

Other coverage today includes:

ABA Journal: “Podcast: Chemerinsky, Stras & Turk on Kagan’s Nomination” “An Intellectual Kagan Had Supreme Court Ambitions in High School, Classmate Says”

Associated Press: “Analysis: Social issues rise with Kagan pick”

Associated Press: “Sestak seizes on Specter’s past vote against Kagan”

Daily Caller (opinion): “Sen. Arlen Specter flip flops on Elena Kagan after blasting her during 2009 solicitor general hearing”

Los Angeles Times (opinion): “Judging Elena Kagan”

Caucus (New York Times): “Kagan Constructs, for Now”

Washington Post: “Preparing Elena Kagan for Supreme Court confirmation”

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