…and Mike Myers coming this summer as voice of Shrek
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.
Kagan earned a B.A. from Princeton University, summa cum laude, in 1981. She then earn an M.Phil degree from Oxford University. In 1986 she received a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and was the Supervisory Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Kagan was a law clerk for Judge Abner Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court. She later entered private practice as an associate at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Williams & Connolly. She taught at the University of Chicago Law School and then from 1995 to 1999, she served as President Bill Clinton’s Associate White House Counsel and Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council. In 2003 she was appointed the first female dean of Harvard Law School. At Harvard, she distinguished herself in many ways, including her opposition to the presence of military recruiters on campus. Her opposition was based on the military’s then policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” with regards to sexual orientation, which she found to be discriminatory. In 2009, after her appointment by President Obama, she was confirmed as the first female Solicitor General of the United States.
Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court is still not official and might be harmed by rumors regarding her sexual orientation. CBS News published a blog post by Ben Domenech which repeated a rumor that Kagan is a lesbian. CBS removed the post shortly after White House officials stated that the rumor was untrue. Oh, and Kagan is also Jewish.
In other totally unrelated news, Mike Myers is set to play the voice of Shrek in the third iteration of the Shrek film franchise Shrek Forever. Joining Myers will be the voices of Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas.