May 11, 2010

The Supreme Court nominee with no résumé

Many feel that, unless there is something terribly wrong with a candidate, everyone should support the right of a president to choose whomever he wants for the Supreme Court because it is one of the perks of getting elected. Just another example of why elections have consequences.

When Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor as a candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court many said her qualifications were thin and that she was merely an ‘affirmative action’ candidate.

Her detractors pointed to her rulings that were overturned. In fact, 60% of her challenged rulings were overturned by the Supreme Court.

Now Mr. Obama has selected a candidate with literally no résumé at all.

Not only has Elena Kagan (pictured) never been a judge, she has left a miniscule trace of her presence as a lawyer and a legal analyst.

Link here and here.