Solicitor General of the United States Elena Kagan was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next Supreme Court Justice of the United States. Her academia and government cred is off the charts. Princeton, Oxford, Harvard Law School, clerkship with Thurgood Marshall, Dean of Harvard Law School, and most recently Solicitor General of the United States are just some of the qualifications that set her apart from other nominees.
Today, Elena Kagan's confirmation has begun and we are in for a week of grilling by both sides of the aisle. In her opening statements Kagan regrets not serving with Justice John Paul Stevens and praised other female Justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O'Conner. The first day was filled with introduction but the coming days will be a challenge.