WASHINGTON---New details about who interviewed Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan before President Obama picked her emerged on Tuesday, with Chicagoans David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett --White House senior advisors--playing a role in Kagan being picked.
More information about the selection process was in an extensive questionnaire released Tuesday with the Senate Judiciary Committee.
On April 7 Kagan--a former University of Chicago Law School professor-- met White House senior advisor David Axelrod; on May 6 she met with Valerie Jarrett, also a senior advisor. Obama nominated her on May 9.
She apparently did not meet with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
FOOTNOTE: Axelrod is a U. of C. grad; Jarrett is a former U. of C. board member.