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Kagan Unlikely To See GOP Filibuster On Nomination [A Republican Retreat!]
YahooNews ^ | May 16th 2010 | ESSE J. HOLLAND

Posted on 05/16/2010 10:08:55 AM PDT by Steelfish

Kagan Unlikely To See GOP Filibuster On Nomination

By JESSE J. HOLLAND WASHINGTON – Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is unlikely to face a GOP filibuster but should expect difficult questions from lawmakers who will decide whether she deserves the lifetime appointment despite having no judicial experience, the Senate's second-ranking Republican said Sunday. "The filibuster should be relegated to the extreme circumstances, and I don't think Elena Kagan represents that," said Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The committee chairman, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said he hoped to have Kagan on the bench this summer, succeeding retiring Justice John Paul Stevens well ahead of the new term that begins in October. GOP senators are placing great weight on her testimony in determining the fate of President Barack Obama's second nominee for the high court. At issue is her lack of a judicial paper trail.

Kagan is now solicitor general, the top government lawyer who argues the administration's cases before the Supreme Court, and was dean of Harvard Law School. But she has never been a judge. "She has so little other record, this is going to be a big deal," said Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, the committee's top Republican. "It's so important how she testifies."

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhoscotus; gop; kagan; kagantruthfile; scotus; sessions
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1 posted on 05/16/2010 10:08:55 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

says who, yahoo?


2 posted on 05/16/2010 10:10:00 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Steelfish

Difficult questioning??? Big whoop. Like Ms. Lindsey did with the Wise Latina??

So what. Once she is in..she is in...


3 posted on 05/16/2010 10:10:17 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Steelfish
We might not have the votes to deny her SCOTUS, but -—

THIS IS A TEACHABLE MOMENT!

It is exactly times like these when we can focus on how radical Obama is, by exposing how radical his friends are!

4 posted on 05/16/2010 10:12:32 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Steelfish

Being on record for curtailing free speech is not extreme circumstances? Really???? Okay, voters, you know what to do with his seat.


5 posted on 05/16/2010 10:12:59 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: Steelfish

If the Repubs spinelessly let her through, they will have proven their utter irrelevance.


6 posted on 05/16/2010 10:13:36 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Steelfish

I also wonder, says who?

Boehner and Snowe have both suggested it, but that isn’t a commitment.

If those jampokes in the Senate don’t block this confirmation by any and all means possible, that’s it, as far as I’m concerned. The Republican Party is dead, and must be replaced, because it cannot be fixed.

This is it. They failed to block the damned Obamacare bill, because Boehner couldn’t be bothered to discipline Snowe. Too much trouble, I suppose.

This is their last chance. We do not need to put a flaming Communist, activist, lesbian, America-hating nutcase on SCOTUS for the NEXT 30 years. We’ve been suffering for 30 or 40 years already from this kind of incompetence, ever since Earl Warren was put on the court—by a Republican president.


7 posted on 05/16/2010 10:14:15 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Steelfish

“but should expect difficult questions from lawmakers”

...what’s your favorite ice cream?


8 posted on 05/16/2010 10:15:18 AM PDT by albie
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To: Steelfish

Bork the B.


9 posted on 05/16/2010 10:15:51 AM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: Steelfish

“The filibuster should be relegated to the extreme circumstances, and I don’t think Elena Kagan represents that,” said Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, a member

So an anti-military leftist who’s never been a judge and has very little paper trail is not “extreme” to you, Senator?

Tell me Senator, what positions do you think she will take on various issues . . .you know, sort of, what is the proper role of the federal government vis a vis the states?

Would you find those “extreme”? Curious minds want to know.

Don’t be fools. Make this dodo and other Obama appointments a political issue. Good lord where’s your minds sometimes?


10 posted on 05/16/2010 10:16:14 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Steelfish

Reject the nominee and make Zer0 reach across the aisle and a appoint a 40 yr Bork.


11 posted on 05/16/2010 10:16:28 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Steelfish
"Kagan Unlikely To See GOP Filibuster On Nomination [A Republican Retreat!]"

RINOs in (non-)action?

12 posted on 05/16/2010 10:16:54 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: coloradan

I think if they just get her to admit she can’t preside over any case involving Goldman Sachs or the cases that she worked as White House counsel...then her value goes to fifty percent. I don’t think the White House considered the implications of her having to step aside on a dozen cases in the first year...and this will come back to be a moment of stupidity on the White House for picking her.

But you have to make her acknowledge what a normal judge would do in a circumstance like this.


13 posted on 05/16/2010 10:17:21 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: coloradan

Time to take out the RINO trash from the Senate.


14 posted on 05/16/2010 10:17:52 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Steelfish

Told ya...FR needs to face the fact that the ballot box will not save us.


15 posted on 05/16/2010 10:18:21 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Kansas58

Amen! I say that they at least try tp get a pound of flesh, otherwise it will embolden Odumbo the next time he makes an appointment.

God forbid!


16 posted on 05/16/2010 10:18:22 AM PDT by incredulous joe
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To: Steelfish

RINO’s are a herding bred and scare easily by women linebackers.


17 posted on 05/16/2010 10:18:28 AM PDT by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org)
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To: Cicero

my feelings too

I am sick ot death of the GOP going along with obama and his radical goons from chicago just so they think the likes of the NY times, MSNBC won’t call them names.

The GOP have been spineless to standing up and calling out this radical agenda, they refuse to shout out about socialism, they refuse to call out the media on their corrupt reporting for the far left


18 posted on 05/16/2010 10:19:33 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Steelfish

We are one vote away from every privately held gun to be taken away.

We are one vote away from the complete Stalinist eradication of every Christian symbol from public life.

We are one vote away from the insane notion that the Constitution guarantees full and complete health care, a home and a job to everyone who wants one.

We are one vote away from the forced governmental dismantling of the First Amendment, through every medium including the internet and the radio.

We are one vote away from New Haven Fire Fighters becoming the law of the land, when your child’s grades, years of study, and hard work are thrown down the sewer of political correctness if the racial outcome does not meet the pyscho-left’s definition of racial equality.

We are one vote away from the eradication of property rights.

We are one vote away from the takeover of private industry by the government.

We are one vote away from mandated sterilizations and the decree that humans and their breath are a form of pollution.

We are one vote away from Big Brother - just one, and they will not relent because these appointments are of a very extremist nature with a leftist political agenda. They mean to change America through the will of leftist judges - and not through the ballot box because their ideology is rejected.

Our sacred Bill of Rights will be gone. The power of the State will not be stopped.


19 posted on 05/16/2010 10:20:10 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: Steelfish

With a few exceptions, this is what I think of Republicans. They let me down. They let me down. They let me down.


20 posted on 05/16/2010 10:20:39 AM PDT by Marylander
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To: Steelfish
The republican party is unlikely to see any money from me EVER!

I'd rather just light the bills on fire than give them to spineless, defeatist, liberal vermin.

LLS

21 posted on 05/16/2010 10:20:56 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Steelfish
If there is no filibuster, the "Republicans" are not retreating.

As true rinos, they are simply staying the course...left of center....with their "brothers", the dems.

No change here at all.

22 posted on 05/16/2010 10:22:18 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Life's much happier when you know whether you're the pin or the cushion.)
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To: Paladin2

RINOs??

What Senate conservative has come out against her...threatened her or educated the public on her stances?


23 posted on 05/16/2010 10:22:46 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Steelfish; SpinnerWebb
"The filibuster should be relegated to the extreme circumstances, and I don't think Elena Kagan represents that," said Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Jon, could you at least give us the courtesy of a reach around?

24 posted on 05/16/2010 10:24:59 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: albie

“””“but should expect difficult questions from lawmakers”

...what’s your favorite ice cream?””””””””

If you could be a tree, what kind would you be?


25 posted on 05/16/2010 10:25:34 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Kansas58

And we need to teach people that elections have consequences, I didn’t vote for John McCain, I voted for Sarah Palin, also a big reason voting for that ticket for me was THE SUPREME COURT! I don’t want a liberal leaning Court. No idea why Republicans never bring that up at all during their elections.


26 posted on 05/16/2010 10:26:54 AM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: Steelfish
They should be on the attack. We're talking about a far left liberal, a 'fellow traveler', that will be on the bench to rubber stamp the leftist mantra for 30+ years! That's Big folks. Where is the fight in them?
27 posted on 05/16/2010 10:29:21 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Steelfish

Maybe it’s just me, however, I’d prefer an actual JUDGE to be a Supreme? Ya know? Not some ignorant fool from Hahvard Yahd.

Republican Senatwhores should just all vote NO! But they’ll all be slobbering all over themselves...puke.


28 posted on 05/16/2010 10:30:43 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO!)
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To: Steelfish

Hey folks, the Republicans don’t have the votes. You can thank George W. Bush for that.


29 posted on 05/16/2010 10:31:18 AM PDT by AlanD
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To: Steelfish

If one knew some startling fact that would come out and lead to a GOP filibuster, what one would say at this stage of the game is we have no intent to filibuster her nomination. Then when the information came out in questioning, you organize a filibuster after due consideration of the nominee.

I am not saying the current Senate GOP members are being this strategic, but if you want to seem fair to the public,ie the squishy moderates, you don’t announce a filibuster until the public starts seeing the radical views of the nominee.


30 posted on 05/16/2010 10:31:54 AM PDT by JLS (Democrats: People who wont even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day)
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To: Blogger

“Being on record for curtailing free speech is not extreme circumstances?”

Exactly! Anyone that believes the First Amendment is wrong should get no where near a SCOTUS seat.


31 posted on 05/16/2010 10:31:58 AM PDT by EEDUDE
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To: Steelfish

what ever Great Leader wants, spineless people will give


32 posted on 05/16/2010 10:35:26 AM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: Steelfish

The other day when I watched Orrin hatch say what a great choice she wasm, I knew the RINO’s had thrown in the towel before the fight even started.

I’d as soon have a Democrat in the seat as a RINO.


33 posted on 05/16/2010 10:36:03 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: tx_eggman

If Arizona’s got 2 plants in the Senate, what hope is there for any state?

They’ve been playing us for chumps for 50 years.


34 posted on 05/16/2010 10:37:46 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Venturer

“I’d as soon have a Democrat in the seat as a RINO.”

That’s why we have obama now.


35 posted on 05/16/2010 10:38:25 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Steelfish

GOP could not hold a filibuster together...Snowe would fold


36 posted on 05/16/2010 10:38:49 AM PDT by wardaddy (never been particularly pious but I stand with Franklin Graham...bigtime...you betcha...ya'll)
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To: Paladin2
Reject the nominee and make Zer0 reach across the aisle and a appoint a 40 yr Bork.

Not wanting to pee in your cornflakes, but by what means can the Senate Republicans make Obama do anything, least appoint an lightning rod like a Bork to a Senate hearing.

In a way Obama is being reaching across the aisle in a non-partisan way with this nominee, at least in his mind, she is a moderate.

I'm sure he would get an out right Marxist judge confirmed, he would.

37 posted on 05/16/2010 10:40:07 AM PDT by Popman (Balsa wood: Obama Presidential timber)
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To: Steelfish

Failure to be in the forefront is fighting this nomination is grounds to remove them in November. Not a cent to the RNC until we see a willingness to fight every single issue.


38 posted on 05/16/2010 10:47:40 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Titus-Maximus
We may be "one vote" away from all of that stuff....... but their are more privately owned small arms in America than miitary owned small arms of the worlds 21 largest militaries.

14 billion privately purchased rounds of ammunition from just 2009..... says go ahead and try to enforce it. The streets will flow in rivers of blood.

39 posted on 05/16/2010 10:53:22 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Steelfish

Someone who believes government has a duty to censor political speech isn’t going to face a fight at all??

Am I still suppose to vote for the GOP if they don’t stand up for free speech?


40 posted on 05/16/2010 11:00:53 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: pepsionice

She won’t recuse herself I bet.

Anyone who thinks government should censor free speech should never get on the bench


41 posted on 05/16/2010 11:03:31 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: Steelfish

Filibuster her fat, Commie ass.


42 posted on 05/16/2010 11:05:36 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Kansas58
It is exactly times like these when we can focus on how radical Obama is, by exposing how radical his friends are!

you're giving them too much credit for having a long-term strategy.
43 posted on 05/16/2010 11:07:21 AM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: Titus-Maximus

Excellent summary. If not one Republican Senator can even attempt a filibuster against a socialist extremist, times are dark indeed. Unless social conservatives and libertarians can unite in the face of these dangers, and stop picking at each other, we are doomed. If only there could be some kind of non-aggression pact for the overriding purpose of pruning back the feds . . .


44 posted on 05/16/2010 11:13:39 AM PDT by Buchal ("Two wings of the same bird of prey . . .")
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To: Cicero
Boehner has no power to discipline Olympia Snowe and nothing to do with the confirmation of Kagan because he is the Minority Leader of the USHOR. Snowe is a Senator and it is the Senate who handles the confirmation process.
45 posted on 05/16/2010 11:35:59 AM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30:19: "..I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore chose life..")
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To: Steelfish
Only someone who has slept since 1994 would think otherwise.

The current worn-out crop of guppies will always resort to form...Just wactch how they reflexively bend over and spread'em.

46 posted on 05/16/2010 12:06:33 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: All

what is wrong with the repub party!!!!!


47 posted on 05/16/2010 12:15:21 PM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: Buchal
It is shocking that she is not viewed as the extremist her positions and opinions demonstrate her to be. This is a case of an appointee who is manifestly unqualified as an enemy of the Constitution. The failure of elected Republicans to know this simple truth is appalling. She should never, under any circumstances, get on the court.
48 posted on 05/16/2010 1:05:19 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (He is the son of soulless slavers, not the son of soulful slaves.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

We have Obama now because the last RINO,, McCain picked by the RNC, couldnt cut the mustard.

More than likely they will pick another RINO the same way.

If they cannot follow the demands for a Conservative , they deserve to lose.


49 posted on 05/16/2010 3:32:40 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Steelfish
When have the GOP *ever* filibustered a SCOTUS nominee?
They roll over and play nice so that the Dems will do the same a few years from now. Except that part never happens.
50 posted on 05/16/2010 4:23:02 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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