"It was on May 29 of last year that Kagan -- as U.S. solicitor general -- filed legal papers with the Supreme Court urging it not to hear arguments in a lawsuit against the government of Saudi Arabia brought by thousands of family members and other victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks." complete article (Hat tip: AJG)
I have no idea if Kagan's opponents can succeed in blocking her nomination.
Of course, being an expat, I'm not your typical American citizen. I veered away from your standard Leftist Jewish American mind-set well over forty years ago, when Kagan was still in elementary school. We have nothing in common, and everything I've read about her just confirms this. I've long out-grown the gut-reaction pride at hearing an American Jew's success.
I see Elena Kagan as just another knee-jerk liberal, like Obama.