President Obama has nominated liberal lawyer Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. She currently serves as Solicitor General. Before that she was dean at Harvard Law School.
You can find my take on the nomination at this link, which quotes the reactions to Kagan’s nomination by liberal, conservative, and libertarian legal commentators. (The opinions I express there are solely my own.)
Earlier, I wrote about Obama’s controversial nominations of Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Robert Chatigny to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.