eldavojohn writes: As initially speculated, on a vote of 63 to 37 Elena Kagan has been appointed as the 112th member of the Supreme Court of the United States. The youthful woman of fifty years has no judicial experience. The Washington Post explains: 'Other justices have corporate law backgrounds or a long record of arguing before the court. Kagan worked briefly for a law firm and argued her first case before an appellate court 11 months ago. It happened to be before the Supreme Court, the first of six cases she argued as the nation's first female solicitor general.' Her fair use views and free speech views have made her a focus of Slashdot recently.