Monday, May 10, 2010
President Obama’s curious choice of Solicitor General Elena Kagan for U.S. Supreme Court Justice was a paid member of an advisory panel for the embattled investment firm Goldman Sachs, according to Federal financial documents.
Kagan was a member of the Research Advisory Council of the Goldman Sachs Global Markets Institute from 2005 through 2008, when she was dean of the Harvard Law School, and received a $10,000 stipend for her service in 2008, her disclosure forms indicate.
While the relationship is arguably minor in scope, we should expect Republicans to use it to advance their attacks on the Obama administration and its ties with Wall Street during the confirmation hearings. I will be reporting on Elena Kagan — who very little is known, in the weeks and months ahead.