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Live Thread: Obama Nominates Elena Kagan to Supreme Court (10 a.m. EDT 5/10/10)
Monday, May 10, 2010 | Kristinn

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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bendoveramerica; elenakagan; kagan; liberals; obama; scotus; stackingthecourt
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To: ETL

That’s just great. Another pinko.


121 posted on 05/10/2010 9:11:59 AM PDT by mojitojoe (banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Bushbacker1

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 Kagan’s 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 view—which sounds remarkably similar to President Obama’s frequent appeals to judges ruling on grounds other than law–is 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.

http://blog.heritage.org/2010/05/10/morning-bell-former-attorney-general-ed-meese-on-supreme-court-nominee-elena-kagan/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Morning%2BBell


122 posted on 05/10/2010 9:20:57 AM PDT by mojitojoe (banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: hoosiermama

Good Lord.


123 posted on 05/10/2010 9:21:22 AM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: hoosiermama

Another Pinko Pig.


124 posted on 05/10/2010 9:22:51 AM PDT by mojitojoe (banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mojitojoe
I wasn't sure if I could post parts of the article or not, so I chose to just give the link. What you've quoted, is the part I found troubling!

Where you been?

125 posted on 05/10/2010 9:24:47 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: TornadoAlley3

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?


126 posted on 05/10/2010 9:25:03 AM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Danae

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.


127 posted on 05/10/2010 9:31:27 AM PDT by rogertarp
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To: kristinn

The Daily Beast’s 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 “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy:

http://www.newsrealblog.com/2010/04/19/potential-obama-court-pick-gays-in-the-military-more-important-than-military-recruitment/

“I abhor the military’s discriminatory recruitment policy,” wrote Kagan in 2003. It is “a profound wrong—a 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 campus—was 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 can’t 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.

It’s more than a statement of criticism; it’s a statement of national estrangement.


128 posted on 05/10/2010 9:37:08 AM PDT by rosettasister
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To: JRPerry

I agree!!! Look for mclefty to go along too... and cornyn and company.

LLS


129 posted on 05/10/2010 9:37:53 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: ETL

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.

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/Kagan-and-Obama-Go-Way-Back-93267019.html


130 posted on 05/10/2010 9:50:32 AM PDT by mojitojoe (banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kristinn; All
The Democrats will put the label of "homophobe" upon those who oppose her appointment. They will proclaim that... assailing her for her protest against "don't ask don't tell" is just anti-LGTB bigotry. Just more "conservative" and "Republican" bigotry.

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?

131 posted on 05/10/2010 10:08:42 AM PDT by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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To: JRPerry

she also looks a little like Tom Arnold in that pic


132 posted on 05/10/2010 10:35:47 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Not a single republican should vote for this... I predict at least 15 rino senators cave in and vote yes.

You won't hear a peep out of Graham-nesty or McMainiac.
133 posted on 05/10/2010 11:30:42 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: All

http://www.congress.org/news/2010/05/10/kagan_vague_on_executive_power

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.


134 posted on 05/10/2010 11:49:24 AM PDT by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: Deo volente
graham will vote her out of committee... bank on it.

LLSA

135 posted on 05/10/2010 11:59:18 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: All

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 Obama’s 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


136 posted on 05/10/2010 12:05:27 PM PDT by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: cameraeye

Do you know how many of the present justices were not ever judges? Were any of them?


137 posted on 05/10/2010 12:06:02 PM PDT by DallasSun (i believe in separation of church and hate.)
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To: clintonh8r
I mute him immediately.

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!

Thanks, Zero.

138 posted on 05/10/2010 12:14:16 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: kabar

And, Kagan will help with the lesbian and transgendered vote. It’s time that the Supreme Court had “Napolitanitanesque” representation! Bob


139 posted on 05/10/2010 12:25:49 PM PDT by alstewartfan (I "I woke with the frost, and noticed she'd lost the veil that covered her eyes." Al Stewart)
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To: Churchillspirit

I can’t watch this vacuous child either. Bob


140 posted on 05/10/2010 12:34:10 PM PDT by alstewartfan (IAn original thought would be such a rush. Why do they feed you a diet of man-made mush?" Al Stewart)
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