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Asked whether she's a 'legal progressive,' Kagan says: Huh?
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Posted on 06/29/2010 11:43:56 AM PDT by traumer

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Tuesday fought off Republicans who were trying hard to paint her as a liberal activist, saying she'd be a fair, open-minded justice and refusing to call herself a "legal progressive."

"I honestly don't know what that label means," Kagan told Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama .

Sessions, the Senate Judiciary Committee's top Republican, kept pressing the former Harvard Law School dean, quoting her colleagues to make the point. Kagan wouldn't take the bait, though.

"My politics would be, must be, have to be completely separate from my judging," said Kagan, who was a domestic policy adviser in the Clinton administration.

President Barack Obama nominated Kagan, who's now the solicitor general, to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens . Since Democrats control 58 Senate seats, and none has signaled opposition to Kagan, her confirmation is expected.

Republicans such as Sessions nonetheless hope to use this week's hearings to raise public doubts about Kagan and the president who nominated her. In particular, they're challenging her lack of judicial experience and her past dealings with the military.

Foremost in early questioning Tuesday were Republican concerns about Kagan's decision to restrict military recruiting at Harvard Law School , while she was its dean, because of the military's policy banning gays and lesbians from serving openly. Kagan called the policy a "profound wrong" and a "moral injustice of the first order" in a 2003 e-mail.

Under the so-called Solomon Amendment, schools that deny recruiting opportunities to the military can be cut off from federal funding. In 2005, after an appellate court ruled that the Solomon Amendment was unconstitutional, Kagan stopped providing official law school access to the military. The access later was restored, as the Supreme Court unanimously upheld the Solomon Amendment in 2006.

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KEYWORDS: court; democrats; doh; huh; idiot; kagan; kagantruthfile; progressive; ussc

1 posted on 06/29/2010 11:43:56 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

The Homer Simpson response doh doh doh, the queen of know nothing.


2 posted on 06/29/2010 11:46:44 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: traumer
Kagan says: Huh?

Deep,legal mind there, boy.

3 posted on 06/29/2010 11:46:44 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: traumer

Oh I’m sorry, I meant to ask “Are you a rabid communist?”


4 posted on 06/29/2010 11:46:44 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: traumer

The she/butch/thing will get nominated and the R’s will sit on their hands.


5 posted on 06/29/2010 11:49:36 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: boomop1

6 posted on 06/29/2010 11:50:28 AM PDT by traumer
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To: boomop1

Politics separate? Not likely, I know mine would NOT be. My politics say the Constitution is the LAW. Therefore, as a judge, I would use that as the bedrock of all my judging.


7 posted on 06/29/2010 11:50:33 AM PDT by RoadGumby (For God so loved the world)
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To: traumer

She used to opine that judicial decisions were nothing more than another type of politics.

Now she says her politics would be seperate.

Just like Sotomayer said she supported individual gun rights -— and voted against them.


8 posted on 06/29/2010 11:50:43 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: traumer

The safe answer would have been “no”.


9 posted on 06/29/2010 11:53:21 AM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: Soothesayer9

She’s either lying her a$$ off or she’s too stupid to be a justice... probably both ..


10 posted on 06/29/2010 11:56:03 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: traumer

Ask her if she’s a “Manchurian Candidate” ...


11 posted on 06/29/2010 11:56:47 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: boomop1

She is a liar.


12 posted on 06/29/2010 12:03:22 PM PDT by Chickensoup (The Acting President....is an incompetent puppet of Soros.)
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To: traumer
"I honestly don't know what that label means," Kagan told Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama .

Will that answer be ridiculed like Sarah Palin's request for clarification of what Tom Brokaw meant by "Bush Doctrine"?

13 posted on 06/29/2010 12:03:57 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: traumer

Maybe it’s a product of the mindset where most liberals tend to think their opinions are the only opinions. Like if you were a rock in a part of the universe that only had rocks, and someone asked you if you were a rock, you might say you didn’t know what a rock was because you’ve never known there could be anything different.


14 posted on 06/29/2010 12:06:56 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: RoadGumby

You would obviously make a better justice then this insipid moron.


15 posted on 06/29/2010 12:09:16 PM PDT by Bullish (Been to all 57 States.... Or is it 58?)
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To: traumer

Ask her: “Gettin’ laid regular?”


16 posted on 06/29/2010 12:11:59 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: traumer

not that we need any more indications off how far this country has fallen, take a look at this SC nominee. I suppose if we can make a community organizer with no practical experience of anything at all POTUS, anything is possible.


17 posted on 06/29/2010 12:33:33 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: traumer

So look at her past decisions and see if they are separate from her politics or not.

Real simple.

What? She has no past decisions??!!


18 posted on 06/29/2010 12:37:34 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (A blind clock finds a nut at least twice a day.)
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To: traumer

I’m betting undocumented progressive.


19 posted on 06/29/2010 12:51:25 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: traumer
“My politics would be, must be, have to be completely separate from my judging,”

Of course had she ever been a judge this statement could be vetted.

20 posted on 06/29/2010 1:04:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: traumer
PLEASE . . .

If you have not read Mark Levin's "Liberty and Tyranny" I urge you to do so.

If you HAVE, and you can get into DC to visit your Senator, PLEASE highlight some of the pages that pertain to what's going on in the Senate Hearings and TAKE THE BOOK to your Senator and GIVE IT TO HIM/HER.

If you cannot get to DC, EMAIL the page numbers and paragraph numbers that you suggest your Senator read.

Mark Levin has hit this Administration's coffin nail on the head, especially where it pertains to Obama's and the Statists' "repeat after me" types like Sotomayor and Kagan . . . and Obama's NEXT Supreme Court nominee, CASS SUNSTEIN!

Don't you see the Obama Progression of Progressive Statist SCOTUS Nominees?

Sotomayor
Kagan
Sunstein

It's ALL there, Conservative Patriots!

Obama will do what his EXTREME LEFT WING BASE wants him to do . . .
. . .
. . . but a Republican REFUSES to do what "normal, run of the mill, We The People Conservative Base" request they do.

THEREIN is the problem, my Conservative Patriot friends, most "Republicans" are NEO-STATISTS [and FDR think-alikes]!

21 posted on 06/30/2010 12:14:42 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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