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    GRITtv: Cathy Albisa: On Elena Kagan and Rhonda Copelon


    by GRITtv

    President Obama got his second chance to nominate a Supreme Court justice not even a year after the first one with the retirement of John Paul Stevens, the Court's oldest member and its liberal backbone. He has nominated Elena Kagan, the current Solicitor General and the former Dean of Harvard Law School, but many progressives are unhappy with the choice, wishing that Obama had instead chosen a staunch liberal who would not run the risk of moving the Court to the right. Catherine Albisa of the National Economic & Social Rights Initiative joins us to talk about Elena Kagan--and about pioneering attorney Rhonda Copelon, who passed away recently. What are the odds of getting a Rhonda Copelon on the Supreme Court someday? GRITtv with Laura Flanders brings participatory democracy onto your computer screen and into your living room, bridging the gap between audience and advocates. Watch any show, at any time: Distributed by Tubemogul.