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Justice Elena Kagan, and President Larry Summers

This apparent Obama nominee is unusual. She's never been a prosecutor or attorney general, or defense attorney or Legal Aid litigator or sitting judge. In fact, she's never been a lawyer in a trial....never. Until her appointment as Solicitor General last year, she hadn't argued before a court; so her very first, maiden argument, was before the United States Supreme Court last year!

Kagan's connections to Summers are interesting. She was a professor there when Summers arrived from his work at Treasury, under Bill Clinton, to deregulate banks and derivatives to get the gambling moving...guaranteed by the taxpayer. As President Summers of Harvard from 2001 to 2006, Kagan thrived. She was made a full professor, then Summers tapped her to be the Dean of Harvard Law. Her pet peeve there was to keep the American military and ROTC off campus because she disputes the "don't ask, don't tell" p

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Added: May-10-2010 
By: boomersooner
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Tags: Elena, Kagan, Larry, Summers, Obama, Supreme, Court, Elitist, Judge
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