News broke just before midnight last night that Elena Kagan would be Obama's nominee to the US Supreme Court.
I assume this is the administration leaking it before announcing it in order to control the news cycle. Either way I am in agreement with Glen Greenwald and his very good summaries on why she should not be the nominee. Yet another great missed opportunity.
I suspect the Republicans will bloody her up as best they can, paint her as a radical, and highlight her having done some work for Goldman Sachs
Then probably confirm her. But still, I would've preferred Diane Wood.
In other news, the EU has quite a big bailout package. Should help those French and German banks holding all that Greek debt.