Elena Kagan is an enigma as a Supreme Court Justice nominee: her practice record is slender, and her publications are few and far between.

In the latest Heritage in Focus podcast, senior legal fellow Robert Alt discusses what we know about Kagan, and how her views could shape constitutional litigation if her nomination is approved.  Alt also describes the nomination and Senate approval process, and how Kagan’s nomination in particular should be considered.  Given the controversies surrounding her recorded views, and her overall lack of experience, Alt advises a thorough and incisive review, rather than a speedy one.

Listen to Heritage in Focus: Robert Alt on the Nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court here.