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UPDATE: Elena Kagan, the current solicitor general and former dean of Harvard Law School, will make her way through the Senate confirmation process as President Obama's latest nominee to the Supreme Court.

Here's a roundup of Elena Kagan coverage TheAtlantic.com over the past year--from criticism of Kagan as a short-lister last time around, to how her presence will affect the ideology of the court, to who will replace her as solicitor general.

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[original posting from 5/7/2010]

So reports Politico's Mike Allen:

Look for President Obama to name his Supreme Court pick Monday, and look for it to be Solicitor General Elena Kagan, a former Harvard Law dean. The pick isn't official, but top White House aides will be shocked if it's otherwise. Kagan's relative youth (50) is a huge asset for the lifetime post. And President Obama considers her to be a persuasive, fearless advocate who would serve as an intellectual counterweight to Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Scalia, and could lure swing Justice Kennedy into some coalitions The West Wing may leak the pick to AP's Ben Feller on the later side Sunday, then confirm it for others for morning editions. For now, aides say POTUS hasn't decided, to their knowledge. Kagan pic and bio 

Marc points out that the announcement definitely will not come today, as there are some other things going on that might make that seem like a bad idea (Dow crashing, oil spewing into the Gulf, Vince Carter showing he can still throw it down...well, Marc left out that last one).

Meanwhile, conservatives have had some time to compile bad things to say about Kagan, as she was purported to be on Obama's short list last time around. Judicially minded conservatives were ready to roll with a campaign against her back then, so, if the nominee is Kagan, the dominoes will be set on both sides.
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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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