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Posted on 05/10/2010 6:43:56 AM PDT by kristinn
Live from the East Room at the White House! Barack Obama announces his nomination of Solictor General Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court.
10 a.m. EDT.
That’s just great. Another pinko.
Former Attorney General Ed Meese released the following statement:
First and foremost, any nominee to a lifetime appointment to the United States Supreme Court must demonstrate a thorough fidelity to apply the Constitution as it was written, rather than as they would like to re-write it. Given Solicitor General Kagans complete lack of judicial experience, and, for that matter, very limited litigation experience, Senators must not be rushed in their deliberative process. Because they have no prior judicial opinions to look to, Senators must conduct a more searching inquiry to determine if Kagan will decide cases based upon what is required by the Constitution as it is actually written, or whether she will rule based upon her own policy preferences.
Though Ms. Kagan has not written extensively on the role of a judge, the little she has written is troubling. In a law review article, she expressed agreement with the idea that the Court primarily exists to look out for the despised and disadvantaged. The problem with this viewwhich sounds remarkably similar to President Obamas frequent appeals to judges ruling on grounds other than lawis that it allows judges to favor whichever particular client they view as despised and disadvantaged. The judiciary is not to favor any one particular group, but to secure justice equally for all through impartial application of the Constitution and laws. Senators should vigorously question Ms. Kagan about such statements to determine whether she is truly committed to the rule of law. Nothing less should be expected from anyone appointed to a life-tenured position as one of the final arbiters of justice in our country.
Another Pinko Pig.
Where you been?
Why do they all look like Hillary? Was that a uniform they were required to wear in those days? Long, stringy hair, those type of glasses, and plaid shirts?
Was that some kind of secret code?
Is she a sexual deviate? I am hearing that she has sex with women only.Where are the Protestants on the court? This is a harbinger on the end times.
The Daily Beasts Peter Beinart of all people has found a left-wing decision in her past that conservatives will be right to blast her over, and liberals should concede the point: her decision as Dean of Harvard Law School to oppose military recruiters on campus over the Dont Ask, Dont Tell policy:
I abhor the militarys discriminatory recruitment policy, wrote Kagan in 2003. It is a profound wronga moral injustice of the first order.
So far, so good.
Not allowing openly gay and lesbian Americans into the military is a grave moral injustice and it is a disgrace that so many Republicans defend the policy to this day.
But the response that Kagan favored banning military recruiters from campuswas stupid and counterproductive.
I think it showed bad judgment.
The United States military is not Procter and Gamble. It is not just another employer.
It is the institution whose members risk their lives to protect the country.
You can disagree with the policies of the American military; you can even hate them, but you cant alienate yourself from the institution without in a certain sense alienating yourself from the country.
Barring the military from campus is a bit like barring the president or even the flag.
Its more than a statement of criticism; its a statement of national estrangement.
I agree!!! Look for mclefty to go along too... and cornyn and company.
Kagan and Obama Go Way Back
Kagan and Obama met at U of C in the ‘90s
The current Solicitor General and soon-to-be Supreme Court Justice tried her best to woo Obama to a life in academia when the two worked at the University of Chicago, according to MSNBC’s First Read.
Kagan joined the staff there in 1991 and won tenure in 1995. Obama was a part-time lecturer there between 1992 and 2004, when he was elected to the U.S. Senate, but according to reports she tried to convice him to pursue a tenure track.
Obviously Obama had more grandiose ideas about where his career would lead him, but what a perfect bookend now that he’s poised to nominate her to become the next Supreme Court Justice.
Be ready to wade into it in a righteous way.
I wonder who will point out that if she is a lesbian, her actions at Harvard point out how that is corrupting her politics?
Any brave souls?
she also looks a little like Tom Arnold in that pic
Kagan vague on executive power
Both sides dissatisfied with her past comments.
When it comes to executive privilege, neither side wants to claim Elena Kagan’s views.
Twitter tweets on Kagan. Goldman sachs is the magic word of the day.
Kagan was on the advisory council for Goldman Sachs from 2005 to 2008!
Human Rights Campaign Praises President Obamas Nomination of Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court http://ff.im/-k7K2z
Elena Kagan Nominated for Supreme Court - Senators pledged to scrutinize Solicitor General Elena Kaga... http://ow.ly/17kiV3
Supreme Irony - Kagan Nomination Ends Gay Marriage Hopes-”There is no constitutional right to same-sex marriage.”
Breaking News: Steele attacks Kagan over Marshall comment http://j.mp/bUVqRz
KAGAN.. Hopefully I shant have to learn to spell the name.. I keep thinking of this other word.. Pagan
Sestak seizes on Specter past vote against Kagan http://bit.ly/aMqzQ9
Top Republican: Summer vote for Kagan doable http://bit.ly/brdgHf
Senate Republicans Target Kagan Lack of Judicial Experience (CQPolitics.com): http://bit.ly/awuESq
Left is mute on racial double standard in Kagan pick http://bit.ly/cR0iKr
WSJ: Four ways the GOP might attack Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan http://on.wsj.com/bHWAhY
Calls to out Elena Kagan are forgetting about 220 years of heterosexism on the Supreme Court: http://bit.ly/ddj6l0
Kagan rapid ascent to nomination (AP)http://bit.ly/cYUzOy
Do you know how many of the present justices were not ever judges? Were any of them?
I changed to a local channel when The Kenyan started to speak.....good timing, as I discovered that there is a hostage situation on a street I drive along on my way to work!
And, Kagan will help with the lesbian and transgendered vote. It’s time that the Supreme Court had “Napolitanitanesque” representation! Bob
I can’t watch this vacuous child either. Bob
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