Bookmark and Share
Printer Friendly
May 11, 2010

Is Kagan the Right Pick?

Listed in: Other Domestic Policy, NJDC News, Opinions

Originally published in The Hill

By Ira N. Forman, CEO of the National Jewish Democratic Council

Given that a Democratic President is going to pick someone on the progressive side of the spectrum any objective observer is going to then look to a nominee’s qualifications- intellectual and professional. By this standard Solicitor General Kagan is a homerun.

She is probably more of conciliator than her former boss, Justice Thurgood Marshall. However, she will be a welcome advocate for those who do not always have enough of a voice on a court that increasingly represents the powerful.