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Obama taps Harvard Law School dean as solicitor general

Kagan's views on use of power could be crucial

AS WHITE HOUSE ADVISER Elena Kagan argued that without centralized powers agencies would suffer from 'arteriosclerosis.' AS WHITE HOUSE ADVISER Elena Kagan argued that without centralized powers agencies would suffer from "arteriosclerosis."
By Sasha Issenberg
Globe Staff / January 6, 2009

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WASHINGTON - Elena Kagan, the Harvard Law School dean and a onetime clerk to Thurgood Marshall, the late Supreme Court justice, was nominated yesterday to become President-elect Barack Obama's solicitor general, charged with defending the government's position in cases before the Supreme Court. (Full article: 735 words)

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