May 10th, 2010
07:07 AM ET
12 years ago

Kagan to be Supreme Court nominee, source says


Solicitor General Elena Kagan is expected to be named to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, CNN has learned. (Photo Credit: Getty Images/File)

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama plans to name Solicitor General Elena Kagan Monday as his nominee to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court, two sources close to the process told CNN.

The president plans to make the announcement at the White House at 10 a.m. ET, sources familiar with the process said.

Kagan, 50, a New York native, was widely reported to be the front-runner for the nomination. She was a finalist for the high court vacancy last year when Justice Sonia Sotomayor was selected to replace the retiring David Souter.

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  1. Ken in NC

    When she goes before the Senate Conformation Co.. it will be so hard for Republicans to say they do not want her on the court because there are already 2 women on board and that is more than enough for them. It is going to be interesting to watch them squirm.

    Maybe we will have some real common sense decisions coming out of the Supereme Court after she takes her seat. Women do tend to run a tighter ship than men, especially "Old White Men".

    May 10, 2010 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
  2. Bill1234

    Good for President Obama in picking another women for the high court. However, with no paper trail to follow the GOP will not have much to complain about.

    Also I was watching CNN last night and it took them awhile to catch up with NBC and CBS to confirm the story? CNN what happen to the great news organation you have? I was happy that you went live to discuss the news story and none of the other news networks did.

    May 10, 2010 07:23 am at 7:23 am |