Comments on: The coolest and hardest job in DC: Kagan as SG http://www.lessig.org/2009/01/the-coolest-and-hardest-job-in/ Blog, news, books Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:59:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: Mark http://www.lessig.org/2009/01/the-coolest-and-hardest-job-in/#comment-1354 Mon, 19 Jan 2009 00:43:27 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/01/the_coolest_and_hardest_job_in.html#comment-1354 Obama had best take his best shot in years 1 and 2. He will be soundly defeated in 2012.

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By: David http://www.lessig.org/2009/01/the-coolest-and-hardest-job-in/#comment-1353 Fri, 16 Jan 2009 16:52:52 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/01/the_coolest_and_hardest_job_in.html#comment-1353 I think Elena Kagen will be a terrific addition to the Obama administration but I lament the loss for Harvard Law School. She has been a driving force at the law school and it will a different place without her.

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By: cshapiro http://www.lessig.org/2009/01/the-coolest-and-hardest-job-in/#comment-1352 Sat, 10 Jan 2009 00:18:28 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/01/the_coolest_and_hardest_job_in.html#comment-1352 My mom retired from the Solicitor General(‘SG’)'s office in the 1980s; she was the first female assistant SG hired there. I pinged her about this blog entry and got back:

He’s right, from everything I’ve heard — also about the oral advocacy not being the major part of the job — in addition to his valid point, what I think is of as almost equal importance to the Supreme Court responsibilities is the control of lower court appellate litigation — by deciding which federal cases the government appeals from the federal district courts to the courts of appeals, the SG influences the development of the law across the board in the lower court (after all, the Supreme Court takes less than 150 cases a term). I considered adding this as a comment, but didn’t know if a comment on an attachment would work. Feel free to add it if you think it merits.

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By: Artı http://www.lessig.org/2009/01/the-coolest-and-hardest-job-in/#comment-1351 Thu, 08 Jan 2009 13:59:35 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/01/the_coolest_and_hardest_job_in.html#comment-1351 Having known Elena since I began teaching (she and I started together at Chicago), I can say that I can’t imagine a better choice for this job. Granted, she is not an oral advocate — though again, that’s not the job, and having seen her teach (always at the very top at Harvard and Chicago), I have no doubt she’ll be superb as an oral advocate.

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By: goldenrail http://www.lessig.org/2009/01/the-coolest-and-hardest-job-in/#comment-1350 Thu, 08 Jan 2009 11:46:51 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/01/the_coolest_and_hardest_job_in.html#comment-1350 I’m glad to see your excitement about the SG appointments, but like Finite and Sergio, I’m wondering what your thoughts are on Perrelli and Ogden. I feel tricked. Do you feel betrayed?

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By: Sergio http://www.lessig.org/2009/01/the-coolest-and-hardest-job-in/#comment-1349 Thu, 08 Jan 2009 07:06:42 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/01/the_coolest_and_hardest_job_in.html#comment-1349 Larry,

I’m also wondering what do you think about the appointments.

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By: Eileen McMahon http://www.lessig.org/2009/01/the-coolest-and-hardest-job-in/#comment-1348 Thu, 08 Jan 2009 01:42:57 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/01/the_coolest_and_hardest_job_in.html#comment-1348 Any ideas on who will take the Chief Information Officer spot? Also is this position appointed or does a someone apply for it?

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By: Finite http://www.lessig.org/2009/01/the-coolest-and-hardest-job-in/#comment-1347 Wed, 07 Jan 2009 13:53:03 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/01/the_coolest_and_hardest_job_in.html#comment-1347 Any comments on the day’s appointments? http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10133425-38.html

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By: Ron http://www.lessig.org/2009/01/the-coolest-and-hardest-job-in/#comment-1346 Wed, 07 Jan 2009 00:35:28 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/01/the_coolest_and_hardest_job_in.html#comment-1346 “. . . the Obama administration will face over the next 8 years . . .”

Oh, I sincerely hope that the “8 years” part is true.

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