Overview: Elena Kagan can be considered a "wild card" in terms of how she will vote and affect Supreme Court decisions. While largely considered a liberal, her lack of a judicial "track record" and previous work as Solicitor General lend an air of uncertainty as to how she will react to upcoming cases that have proven highly divisive and controversial. This full-length biography sheds light on Elena Kagan's life, covering her college years at Princeton and her experience in law school as well as her legal career, which eventually led her to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Appropriate for high school, college, and adult readers, the book not only documents Justice Kagan's life, achievements, and the possibilities for the future, but also how Kagan is an inspiring role model who demonstrated independence, determination, and high achievement throughout her career.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-166) and index.
Series foreword -- Introduction -- Timeline: Events in the Life of Elena Kagan -- Streets of New York -- Growing up -- College years -- Learning the law -- Makings of a legal scholar -- Practicing and teaching -- At the White House -- Harvard and Washington -- Solicitor General -- Justice Kagan -- Bibliography -- Index