Skip to comments.Why Republicans are treading lightly in Elena Kagan hearings
Posted on 06/30/2010 7:24:42 PM PDT by dr_who
Washington At Day 1 of her Senate confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan struck tones of modesty and restraint the template for every nominee since Judge Robert Bork opted to go toe-to-toe with liberals on the Senate Judiciary panel in 1987 and was rejected.
The Supreme Court is a wondrous institution, Ms. Kagan said in her opening statement. But the time I spent in the other branches of government remind me that it must also be a modest one properly deferential to the decisions of the American people and their elected representatives.
It is this time spent in other branches of government specifically, as the Obama administration solicitor general that, under typical circumstances, might have become a focal point of these hearings. But Republicans are treading softly in asking for Kagans memos as solicitor general, guided by a deep sense of injustice over a failed judicial nomination far less well known yet little less controversial than the Bork nomination.
From 2001 to 2003, Democrats refused to confirm President Bushs solicitor general, Miguel Estrada, for a seat on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. It was the first-ever filibuster for an appeals-court nominee, and it centered on Mr. Bushs refusal to give over memos produced by Mr. Estrada in his work as Bushs top lawyer.
That shadow lingers over these hearings, with Republicans seeking to take the moral high ground.
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And... that's where they raised the 'white flag' and were killed!
It’s because they have no balls.
...is it just me; or does she look like Lou Costello?...assuming of course, that you’re old enough to remember.
Fight dirt with dirt!
“...the Supreme Court is a wondrous institution....” it is when you can fantasize what the Constitution means, otherwise it’s not supposed to be an “activist” court as every effin’ liberal has used it to pass legislation that wouldn’t make it through Congress given Supreme Court judges are not elected by the people. I’m nauseous listening to this woman lie through her teeth, much less looking at her. Another nitwit on the supreme court, joining the most recent previous nitwit to be approved for sitting on the bench, whatever that supposed “wise” latina’s name is. What a joke. When I’m done vomiting, maybe the Republicans will be back in control and actually act like Republicans for a change, but I’m not holding my breath.
Because they lack the necessary organs, like gonads and spines.
The Republicans do this to cater to the non-existent “moderates”, which are an invention of the Democrats.
Sorry, it's just you. Mr. Costello was much thinner, and had a much nicer personality, too.
You are correct!
It's time for we, the people, to fry that capital switchboard again. Vote NO on Kagan or face the consequences in November.
She is following the scheme used by 0bama: pretending to be a moderate, while her entire record, like 0's, is that of a revolutionary seeking to destroy our cultural traditions and the Constitution. But most Pubbies don't believe in that heritage either, so we will be stuck with another Marxist revolutionary on the court for as long as she lives.
The bury your head in the sand strategy, yeah that’s a real winner.
CAPITULATING is NOT "high moral ground"!!
So the Republicans are so principled that they don’t want to “Bork” Kagan?
Just tell the truth! Bork was a law abiding man of good character who was worthy to be on the Court.
Kagan does not quality in any way to be on the Court.
“Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and of life.” - Henri-Frédéric Amiel
That’s why I put it in quotes!...I agree.