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Reporters’ Roundtable: The Formation of Elena Kagan

The formation and nomination of Elena Kagan, President Obama’s choice to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, is the subject of this week’s Forward Reporters’ Roundtable. Here, Josh Nathan-Kazis speaks with the Forward’s senior columnist and blogger J.J. Goldberg and with Sisterhood contributor Sarah Seltzer about the implications of having three Jews on the Supreme Court, the criticism of Kagan in the feminist blogosphere, and how the nominee’s Upper West Side upbringing shaped her worldview.

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On the Blogs:

• Sarah Seltzer on feminists’ reaction to the nomination and on Kagan’s politics.

• J.J. Goldberg on the media chatter about Kagan’s faith, and on why Obama should have nominated a Protestant.




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