First Female SG Has Reputation For Building Bridges

Law360, New York (September 16, 2009, 12:38 PM EDT) -- Before stepping before the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time on Sept. 9, U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan developed a reputation for thoroughness, bridge-building and grace under pressure that former colleagues and legal observers say bodes well for her career as the federal government's top litigator.

Dean of Harvard Law School for six years before her confirmation in March as the nation's first female solicitor general, Kagan is known not only for her legal scholarship but for her ability to bring people together on tough...
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