United States: Obama proposes to another woman in Supreme Court
United States President Barack Obama elected Elena Kagan, as possible new Judgein Supreme Court according to NBC.
Thus, Kagan would become the third woman of the nine members that make up the court and fill the seat being vacated by Judge John Paul Stevens, who is retiring.
Kagan was chosen from a list composed by Diane Wood, Marrick Garlan and Sidney Thomas, appellate judges in Chicago, Washington and San Francisco, respectively.
At 50 years old, Kagan was the first woman to hold the office of Attorney General, a judge who represents the U.S. government before the Supreme Court and is also the youngest among the four potential to replace Stevens.
She was dean of Law in Harvard University, where the current president had graduated.
Given her apparent liberal tendencies, Kagan may well ensure that the ideological composition of the Court nine members remain unchanged, while a new replacement will not happen.