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  • Kagan seen as brilliant and affable—and a mystery

    May 11, 2010 | 1:40 pm

    Rabbi David Saperstein runs through a shopping list of superlatives on Elena Kagan—“self-evidently brilliant” and “steady, strategic and tactical”—before acknowledging that he doesn’t have much of a handle on what President Obama’s choice to fill a U.S. Supreme Court seat actually...

  • Elena Kagan: From Obama Jewish proxy to Supreme Court pick

    May 10, 2010 | 10:21 am

    Elena Kagan would make it three—three women and three Jews on the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time in its history.

    President Obama, announcing Monday the nomination of his solicitor general to fill retiring Justice John Paul Stevens’ seat on the Supreme Court, made one...