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Justice Elena Kagan admits gender likely helped land job
Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | October 20, 2012 | Mehan Boenhke

Posted on 10/21/2012 4:07:31 AM PDT by don-o

If Elena Kagan was not a woman, she may not be sitting on the country's highest judicial bench, the Supreme Court justice told an audience at the University of Tennessee on Friday.

The candid statement came early in an hourlong conversation-style presentation Kagan held Friday in the Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building, where she also discussed the strategy of deciding the country's top cases and her affinity for hunting with fellow Justice Antonin Scalia.

While seated in padded armchairs on stage, Kagan told UT Law Dean Doug Blaze that being a woman in the courtroom comes with some difficulties, but it also comes with opportunities.

"Every woman knows there are some difficulties one confronts that a man might not have to, but nowhere near what my predecessors did," she said. "And to tell you the truth, there were also things I got because I was a woman. I'm not sure I'd be sitting here, I'm not sure I would have been President (Barack) Obama's nominee if I were not a woman and if he wasn't as committed as he was to ensuring there was diversity on the Supreme Court."

(Excerpt) Read more at knoxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; bhoscotus; judicialactivism; kagan; obamalegacy; savethemales; sexism
Well, at least she's honest.
1 posted on 10/21/2012 4:07:33 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

She should have recused herself from the healthcare decision as she worked on it with the administration before her appointment.

But as always...rules are different for liberals.


2 posted on 10/21/2012 4:10:48 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: don-o

It’s your agenda, the jury is still out on the women question.


3 posted on 10/21/2012 4:10:56 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: don-o

Sub-par Kagen is only stating the obvious. Less obvious is that she is gay and by appointing her Obama made his millionaire gay donors very happy. Sotomayor seems gay too. So Souter out and these two wackos in to replace him


4 posted on 10/21/2012 4:11:14 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: don-o

bet Obama got “binder” with all of Kagen’s info on it to help him make his decision


5 posted on 10/21/2012 4:14:33 AM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: don-o

Kagan handled the resume fraud putting Obama-the-Undocumented
Foreigner into Harvard Law.

Kagan was rewarded for covering up resume fraud.


6 posted on 10/21/2012 4:17:53 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: don-o

Only partially honest.

IMO to which I am entitled,

Being a woman, a liberal, a homosexual, and being a suck butt sycophant to Barrack Obama, that all helped.

Qualifications: They didn’t matter much.She never argued a case before a court, she opposed military recruitment on her campus, she was a White House Counsel under Clinton, and she has Bona Fied liberal views when Judges should be neutral in their decisions. She is a guaranteed vote for liberals.


7 posted on 10/21/2012 4:20:21 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: don-o

Saying “I got this job because I’m a woman” is another way of saying “I wasn’t qualified for this job.”


8 posted on 10/21/2012 4:20:54 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: don-o

President Obama....Here’s the binder you wanted of women who might be USSC judges.


9 posted on 10/21/2012 4:34:51 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Diogenesis

Got links?


10 posted on 10/21/2012 4:36:03 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: don-o

Gender my a$$, the only qualification necessary for an Obama appointment is that they vote with the liberal block. And if Obama is elected to a second term, he most likely will get another appointment, maybe two. It could be a two-headed Martian as long as it promises to always vote with Ginsberg, Bryer, Sotomayor, and Kagan. And if the court ever gets a complete liberal majority, you will see our Constitution turned upside down and twisted like a pretzel.


11 posted on 10/21/2012 4:42:53 AM PDT by ImNotLying (Politicians and diapers should be changed often and for the same reason!)
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To: don-o

Lesbian is a GENDER??? She was picked because she’s a radical leftist lesbian...period.


12 posted on 10/21/2012 4:43:21 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: don-o

Bear - Woods - Excrement.

Of course! She was in one of Obama’s Binders!


13 posted on 10/21/2012 4:50:09 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
Bear - Woods - Excrement.

I like that and it could get its own abbreviation - BSIW.

14 posted on 10/21/2012 4:57:59 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Gaffer

Indeed. But we got a lot of folks out there who believe that either bears do not defecate; or if they do, they produce poop that vanishes upon expulsion.


15 posted on 10/21/2012 5:00:48 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: ImNotLying

I thought it was common knowledge that all presidents try to pack the court with like-minded judges.


16 posted on 10/21/2012 5:00:59 AM PDT by sakic
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To: don-o

If Romney were really smart, after taking office, he would go after oblunders ineligibility to have been president to undo everything he’s done in one fell swoop including Kagan and Sotowhatever her name is.


17 posted on 10/21/2012 5:03:48 AM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: don-o

I agree with Kagan. The Supreme Court needed a younger man to bring some new ideas to the venerable institution.


18 posted on 10/21/2012 5:05:13 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: don-o

Actually, I think liberals believe bear poop are “Forrest Berries” they can use to put in their potpourri dishes around the house.


19 posted on 10/21/2012 5:06:22 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Venturer

Is she out as a lesbian?


20 posted on 10/21/2012 5:10:27 AM PDT by sakic
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To: Gaffer

Do not give them any ideas - FLOTUS will be putting it on school lunch menus.


21 posted on 10/21/2012 5:11:30 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

Ideology first, gender second.


22 posted on 10/21/2012 5:15:32 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: don-o

Which gender?

Something about Elena Kagan sets off my “Pat” radar.
http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/its-pat/1353661/


23 posted on 10/21/2012 5:17:31 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Ann Archy
The article linked below is an excellent biographical sketch of Kagan.

Obama's Torpedo: The Strange Case of Elena Kagan
24 posted on 10/21/2012 5:20:37 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: don-o

She is just another Affirmative American lowering the curve.

Pray for America


25 posted on 10/21/2012 5:35:46 AM PDT by bray (Islam- A billion medieval savages can't be wrong!)
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To: don-o
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26 posted on 10/21/2012 5:50:15 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: don-o

No it’s more sinister than that. She sits on the Supreme Court and will make decisions based on what she thinks is fair—not what is in the Constitution. Testicular ownership will be her primary guage for fairness in the universe.


27 posted on 10/21/2012 5:55:24 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: sakic

I don’t think she has ever announced her preference.


28 posted on 10/21/2012 6:03:09 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

It helped her get girls, too.

Thanks don-o.


29 posted on 10/21/2012 7:28:42 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: don-o; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Otherwise, it was be a phallusy to bill herself as a “wise latina”.


30 posted on 10/21/2012 7:32:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: exDemMom

She got the job because of her lady parts.


31 posted on 10/21/2012 8:02:10 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

bump


32 posted on 10/21/2012 10:30:59 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: kjo

That is why she is on the supreme court. It was her job to see that ObamaCare was upheld as constitutional.

What happened to Roberts, we may never know.


33 posted on 10/21/2012 10:36:20 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: Venturer

Then what is the basis for people calling her a lesbian?


34 posted on 10/22/2012 10:32:10 AM PDT by sakic
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To: Venturer

Then what is the basis for people calling her a lesbian?


35 posted on 10/22/2012 10:32:38 AM PDT by sakic
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