Story here. I have it on good authority that the snub to my previously infallible predictions was intentional, lest the right-wing crazies realize the powerful influence this blog has on the Obama Administration. Drats.
Kagan and Obama would have met when she was an assistant professor and then tenured professor here in the early-to-mid-1990s.
Now that Judge Posner has let out the secret (in How Judges Think) that SCOTUS is a "largely political court," I am sure we will see a careful grilling of the nominee on her moral and political views, which she will now have the opportunity to deploy for 25+ years.