Politics & Government

May 10, 2010

Kagan no stranger to the travails of confirmation

The former Harvard Law School dean has studied confirmation, as a scholar. She has worked it, as a Senate staffer. She has endured its frustrations, as a stalled judicial nominee in the Clinton administration. And she prevailed in it, winning confirmation in January 2009 to be Obama's solicitor general. Now she'll undergo it again, with both conservatives and liberals unhappy at her stands.

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