Deans of 68 major law schools endorsed Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Her experience heading the Harvard Law School prepared her to decide some of the country’s toughest issues, they say.
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But according to a group of law school deans, her experience heading the Harvard Law School from 2003 to 2009 has helped prepare her to decide some of the country’s toughest issues as a justice on the nation’s highest court.
On Tuesday, the White House made public a letter of endorsement signed by 68 deans at major American law schools.
“Elena Kagan excels along all relevant dimensions desired in a Supreme Court justice,” the deans wrote. “Her knowledge of the law and skills in legal analysis are first-rate. Her writings in constitutional and administrative law are highly respected and widely cited.”