Kagan Shows Arc of Women's Progress

By Ruth Marcus - May 10, 2010

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The first woman to be dean of Harvard Law School. The first woman to be solicitor general. But: the fourth woman, if she is confirmed, on the Supreme Court. The third woman among the current justices. The arc of women's progress is measured by Elena Kagan's transition from anomaly to norm, from trailblazer to just another. Well, more than just another -- a Supreme Court nominee never is -- but...

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