Obama Insiders Lead Pack To Replace Kagan: Attys

Law360, New York (May 12, 2010, 5:54 PM EDT) -- As Solicitor General Elena Kagan prepares for a U.S. Supreme Court confirmation fight, appellate lawyers speculate that President Barack Obama may look to an attorney in his own administration, such as ex-Jenner & Block LLP partner Donald Verrilli, to replace her as the high court's unofficial 10th justice.

“I would probably put odds on one of the individuals that's currently in the Department of Justice,” said Stephen Kinnaird, co-chair of the appellate practice at Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP.

“I think it's unusual that they...
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