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  • A Vote for Kagan Is a Vote to Take Away Your Guns

    06/30/2010 9:07:53 PM PDT · by iowamark · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/30/2010 | John Lott
    As the number of President Obama's judicial appointments and nominations continues to grow, it appears pretty clear that he does not care about the individual's right to self-defense.... Elena Kagan, Obama's newest Supreme Court nominee, fits this mold. The Supreme Court has only been very narrowly supportive of an individual's right to bear arms. For example, there was the 5-4 vote in the Heller decision when it struck down Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban in 2008 and a similar 5-4 vote in on Monday in the decision to strike down Chicagoís ban in ďMcDonald.Ē In the future, Kaganís opinion could be...
  • Editorial: Solicitor General Elena Kagan Should not Serve on US Supreme Court

    06/30/2010 4:47:05 PM PDT · by tcg · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/1/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    While she smiled, nodded, and answered the softball questions lobbed at her with an alarming vacuity, the nominee of the Obama Administration to replace the retired Justice John Paul Stephens, Solicitor General Elena Kagan, was exposed by hard-hitting research done by those seeking to protect our youngest neighbors, children in the womb, from the evil of abortion. Her radical opposition to the first Human Right, the Right to Life, is clear in her rhetoric and record - and has now been uncovered in her past actions in governmental service. It has now been revealed that she played a key role...
  • KOPEL: Sotomayor targets guns now

    06/29/2010 5:43:51 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 98 replies · 4+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 06/29/2010 | Dave Kopel
    Perhaps the most startling aspect of the Supreme Court opinions in McDonald v. Chicago was the dissenters' assault on District of Columbia v. Heller. Not only did Justice Stephen G. Breyer vote against extending the Second Amendment to state and local governments, he also argued forcefully and at length for overturning Heller and, therefore, for turning the Second Amendment into a practical nullity. Ominously, Justice Sonia Sotomayor joined the Breyer dissent - contradicting what she told the U.S. Senate and the American people last summer. Regarding the key issue in McDonald - whether the 14th Amendment makes the Second Amendment...
  • Sen. Coburn: Kagan 'Ignorant' of Constitutional Principles; 'I Wouldn't Rule Out a Filibuster'

    06/30/2010 1:15:57 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 84 replies · 1+ views ^ | 06/30/2010 | Rick Klein
    ABC News' Rick Klein reports: Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn has provided some of the most contentious exchanges of the rather tame Elena Kagan confirmation hearings. He's raised questions about Kagan's generally liberal political beliefs, and contends that Kagan would usher in vast expansions of government power as a member of the Supreme Court. On ABC/Washington Postís ďTop LineĒ today, Coburn ratcheted up his critique of Kagan, saying she hasnít been as forthcoming about her views as she should be, and questioning her interpretation of the Constitutionís Commerce Clause as well as her expressed willingness to follow court precedents. ďI think...
  • Elena Kagan Manipulated Medical Science to Fit Partial-birth Abortion Agenda

    06/30/2010 8:53:09 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 5 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | June 30, 2010 | Maggie M. Thornton
    While in the Clinton White House, Kagan is accused of actually changing the recommendations of experts - changing their words to the exact opposite meaning, in partial-birth abortion language that finally made its way to the Supreme Court.
  • A Vote for Kagan Is a Vote to Take Away Your Guns

    06/30/2010 8:07:36 AM PDT · by JohnRLott · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 30, 2010 | john R. Lott, Jr.
    With those words in mind, alarm bells should have gone off during Elena Kaganís confirmation testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Hereís what Kagan told Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa): It has long been thought, starting from the ďMillerĒ case, that the Second Amendment did not protect such a right. . . . Now the Heller decision has marked a very fundamental moment in the court's jurisprudence with respect to the Second Amendment. And as I suggested to Senator Feinstein there is not question going forward that ĎHellerí is the law, that it is entitled to all the precedent...
  • Did Kagan Manipulate Language To Protect Partial-Birth Abortions?

    06/30/2010 7:25:22 AM PDT · by · 5 replies
    Eyeblast TV ^ | 7/30/2010
    On Elena Kaganís second day of confirmation hearings, she stated the courtís rulings mandate that in any law regulating abortion, ďthe womanís life and the womanís health have to be protected.Ē However, according to recent allegations surfacing, this may be far from the case. Itís being reported Kagan ďwillingly manipulated medical science to fit in the Democratic partyís political agenda on the hot-button issue of abortionĒ, according to Shannen Coffin, a former deputy attorney general during the Bush Administration. ( h/t PowerLine) In 2000, when the United State Supreme Court struck down Nebraskaís ban on partial birth abortion, the language...
  • Kagan can't answer, Does government have the power to tell people what to eat?

    06/30/2010 7:08:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/30/2010 | Greg Halvorson
    Don't think this military-hating Obama worshipper is going to vote in lock-step with the Left?¬† This exchange between Tom Coburn (R-OK) and the Soon-to-be-Prog-on-the-Court, Kagan, provides a hint: Sen. Coburn: "If I wanted to sponsor a bill and it said, ‚ÄėAmericans, you have to eat three vegetables and three fruits every day,' and I got it through Congress, and it's now the law of the land, gotta do it....¬† Does that violate the law?" Kagan: "Sounds like a dumb law." Sen. Coburn: "Yeah, I got one that's real similar that I think is equally dumb."¬† (ObamaCare) Kagan: (Pause) "But...
  • Stay Out of the Mainstream (The case for filibustering Elena Kagan's confirmation vote)

    06/30/2010 7:01:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/30/2010 | Tony Blankley
    There seems to be one thing on which everyone can agree. From archconservative pundits to archliberal White House staffers responsible for Solicitor General Elena Kaganís confirmation to the Supreme Court, all agree that the test is whether she is in the ďmainstream of current legal thought.Ē But it would seem to me that such a standard only makes sense if you approve of where the mainstream currently is. For instance, left-wing statists ó who believe in almost unlimited powers of government, who heartily approve of the Supreme Courtís ruling in Kelo v. New London (which authorized a city to take...

    06/30/2010 6:54:21 AM PDT · by jbjd · 2+ views
    jbjd ^ | 06.30.10 | jbjd
    ...Pundits weighing in on the scope of interrogation Elena Kagan, Barack Obamaís Supreme Court Justice nominee will endure by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee predict she will be asked questions intended to inform as to how a J. Kagan would tend to rule in cases involving issues like guns (how seriously does she take the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms); and judicial restraint (can she separate her progressive politics from her rulings from the bench). Questions will also likely arise concerning her decision as Dean of the Harvard Law School to restrict military recruiting on campus (ban altogether...
  • Kagan Refuses To Say Government Canít Tell Americans What To Eat!

    06/30/2010 6:52:31 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 26 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 30, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    This video is a grand reflection of exactly what we are dealing with concerning this nominee of President Obama! Senator Coburn asked Elena Kagan directly and several times, ďDo we have the power to tell people what to eat every day?Ē Kaganís response was a deer in the headlights look, muttering and stumbling, squirming in her chair, trying to think of an answer to this question and coming back with stupid answers. This is absolutely frightening! VIDEO
  • Kagan's kabuki theater: Senate hearings expose broken confirmation process

    06/29/2010 10:24:55 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 30, 2010 | Editorial
    The most important question members of the Senate Judiciary Committee should ask Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is, "Who do you think you are kidding?"... For her part, Ms. Kagan is equally dishonest when she says that she would approach her duty impartially. We know the intellectual milieu from which she has emerged. We know that her heart and mind are devoted to leftist causes and that she can be counted on to find rationales to further those aims in whatever cases come before the court.
  • Elena Kagan for SCOTUS? Here's her past

    06/29/2010 8:37:01 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 10 replies · 1+ views
    View link to see her resume and viewpoints from the past.
  • Obvious: Media Matters attacks Sean Hannity for not attacking Kagan

    06/29/2010 2:37:57 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 2 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | June 29, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    The liberals over at Media Matters must have been looking forward to an opportunity to slam Sean Hannity when he attacked President Obama's SCOTUS nominee Elena Kagan. The Hannity attack has so far failed to materialize. Media Matters fires a preemptive shot and attacks Hannity for not attacking Kagan. Huh? From Media Matters: We've noted that most right-wing media have been willing and eager to go back to the same well of discredited and false smears of Elena Kagan in their effort to take down her Supreme Court nomination.But not Sean Hannity.Yes, it appears that the case against Kagan is...
  • Confirmation Messes: New

    06/29/2010 7:34:11 AM PDT · by bs9021
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | June 28, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    Confirmation Messes: New Bethany Stotts, June 28, 2010 As Elena Kagan‚Äôs confirmation hearings opened today, Senators repeatedly reminded her about her previous criticisms of the vacuity of Supreme Court confirmation hearings and encouraged her to set a precedent for a more frank confirmation process. In her 1995 article for the University of Chicago Law Review,‚ÄúConfirmation Messes: Old and New,‚ÄĚ Kagan writes that she believes ‚Äú‚Ķthe President and Senate themselves have a constitutional obligation to consider how an individual, as a judge, will read the Constitution: that is one part of what it means to preserve and protect the founding instrument.‚ÄĚ...
  • Combined Live Threads: Gen. David Petraeus and Elena Kagan Confirmation Hearings 6/29/10

    06/29/2010 6:57:42 AM PDT · by kristinn · 66 replies · 3+ views
    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 | Kristinn
    The confirmation hearing for Gen. David Petraeus to be ISAF commander began a few minutes ago. The second day of the Elena Kagan Supreme Court nomination hearings began around 9 a.m. They're on the cable networks for the most part. FOX, CNN and MSNBC are dipping in and out of the hearings depending on who's speaking.The Kagan hearing is being shown live on C-SPAN 3 and online at C-SPAN here.The Petraeus hearing can be viewed online at the Senate Armed Services Committee Web site here.
  • MUST SEE: Elena Kagan: Constitution Was Meant To Be "Interpreted Over Time"

    06/29/2010 6:43:46 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 47 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 29, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on her opinion of how the Supreme Court should view the Constitution.
  • Salonís Walsh Jumps the Shark -- Calls GOP Senators Bigots for Invoking Manhattanís Upper West Side

    06/29/2010 5:15:51 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 29, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Did you know that calling attention to an area where a Supreme Court justice nominee is from, which happens to be a well-known bastion of liberalism, is bigoted? If you didn't, you want to take a look at the wisdom of's Joan Walsh. In her June 28 post "It's not even coded bigotry anymore," Walsh argued that references to SCOTUS nominee Elena Kagan's Upper West Side of Manhattan roots are bigoted -since the neighborhood has Jewish features, references to it are anti-Semitic and as she puts it, "not even coded." "That said, Republicans on the Senate Judicial Committee are...
  • Why the Kagan hearings will be a charade

    06/29/2010 4:36:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 29, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    I have no desire to rehearse all the ways in which Bork was mistreated by Ted Kennedy and the usual liberal interest groups. Bork was the last Supreme Court nominee to give serious answers to serious questions. Consider Monday's thunderclap from the judicial Mt. Olympus: The 2nd Amendment right to own a gun extends to state and local government. The newsworthy opinion came from rookie Justice Sonia Sotomayor. She concurred with Justice Stephen G. Breyer's dissent, which held that there is no fundamental right to bear arms in the U.S. Constitution. But when Sotomayor was before the Senate Judiciary Committee...
  • WATCH: Sen. Al Franken Caught Dozing Off During Kagan Statement

    06/28/2010 2:37:07 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 19 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 28, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is caught dozing off during Elena Kagan's open statement at her Supreme Court confirmation hearing.
  • The Kagan Rush to Judgment

    06/28/2010 1:25:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 25, 2010 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    The Senate hearing for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan starts on Monday, June 28.¬†Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has refused Republican requests to delay the hearing. The Republicans have a very good and justified reason for that request ‚ÄĒ the huge number of documents that they have just been inundated with, a volume of material so large that it will be virtually impossible for the Senators and their staff to give it any meaningful review prior to the hearing. But then, that may be the very reason that Sen. Leahy has refused to reschedule...
  • Kagan to tell senators at confirmation hearings Monday she'll be impartial on Supreme Court

    06/28/2010 9:22:57 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 59 replies ^ | 6/28/10 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS , Associated Press
    Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is telling senators she'll do her best to consider cases impartially and with judicial humility, as she begins Judiciary Committee hearings facing Republicans charges that she'd let her political views color her decisions as a justice. "I will do my best to consider every case impartially, modestly, with commitment to principle, and in accordance with law," Kagan plans to tell senators as she heads into a marathon week of high-pressure vetting before the Judiciary panel, pressing to portray herself as a mainstream addition to the court.
  • Elena Kagan Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Begin Today Ė Video

    06/28/2010 5:06:34 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 28, 2010 | Brian
    Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings for President Obamaís nominee, Elena Kagan, begin today at the Capitol (video). Kagan has been working with White House lawyers for weeks to prepare for the hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Kaganís refusal to allow military recruiters at the Harvard Law School when she was Dean there is likely to be a central flash point during the hearings. Kagan has a radical ideology and would, no doubt, push a far-Left agenda from the bench. Letís hope Republicans donít make her confirmation easy, but rather use these hearings to show just how radical she has been,...
  • Concerns Over Kagan's Immigration Views Add to Debate Ahead of Hearing

    06/27/2010 7:05:51 PM PDT · by Qbert · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/25/2010 | Shannon Bream, Fox News
    House Republicans want the Senate to grill Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on her involvement in a federal challenge to an Arizona immigration law, adding a new layer of questioning into the mix with Kagan's hearing set to begin Monday.† The immigration issue would be one of several concerns that have developed among Kagan's critics in recent weeks. Though her nomination has been overshadowed in Washington by other issues ranging from the BP oil spill to the Afghanistan command shake-up, Republicans are looking to throw up hurdles next week to Kagan's confirmation. She may not be the most controversial nominee,...
  • Kagan Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings to Begin Monday

    06/27/2010 12:08:30 PM PDT · by Qbert · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/27/2010 | JOAN BISKUPIC
    Former Harvard Law Dean to be Grilled on Military Recruitment, Abortion Memo Solicitor General Elena Kagan, the woman President Obama has chosen to be the next Supreme Court justice, long ago laid down a marker for Senate confirmation hearings. They have become a "hollow charade," a "ritual dance," she wrote 15 years ago, complaining that such hearings no longer offered serious discussion of the Constitution. The public should learn something significant about a Supreme Court nominee, Kagan asserted, noting that the person is headed for a lifetime "seat of power and a public trust." As her own hearings begin Monday,...
  • Homeschoolers alarmed by Kagan nomination [Push for international law worries parents-rights group]

    06/26/2010 4:23:59 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 41 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | 25 June 2010 | By Drew Zahn
    Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's press for considering international law as "the context" for interpreting U.S. law has incited worries her appointment could pave the way for world treaties that threaten both parental rights and homeschooling in the United States.
  • Kagan's ban on military at Harvard demands explanation

    06/25/2010 12:09:13 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 17 replies
    Times Herald Record ^ | 06/25/10 | Sen. Jeff Sessions
    Shortly after becoming dean of the Harvard Law School, Elena Kagan kicked the military out of the school's recruitment office while our troops were putting their lives on the line in two wars overseas. Now that President Obama has nominated Kagan to the Supreme Court, her actions at Harvard must be closely examined. As ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I have pledged that Kagan will receive a fair and thorough hearing. Because Kagan's legal record is thin ó she has never been a judge and practiced law for only two years ó her time at Harvard is especially...
  • CARTOON: At Least Obama's Consistent

    06/25/2010 7:20:51 AM PDT · by NetRight Nation · 2 replies
    NetRight Daily ^ | June 25, 2010 | William Warren
  • Gelastic Industries Develops New Elena Kagan Game

    06/23/2010 4:07:56 PM PDT · by writer33 · 24 replies
    Elective Decisions ^ | 06/23/10 | Chris Davis
    Devco, SCóGelastic Industries, the developer of games such as Scramble For Congressional Dollarsģ, Congressional Landģ and Stack The National Debtģ, has developed a new and exciting game designed to keep your family entertained for hours. The new game is called Elena Kagan: Man or Woman? Thatís right, Elena Kagan fans! You get a chance to figure out whether Elena Kagan is actually a man or a woman. In order to become champion, you must guess Elena Kaganís sex and then figure out his/her sexual orientation. Itís a daunting task for any fan, but itís a game that all who play...
  • Elena Kagan More Favorable to Islam and Sharia Law Than U.S. Military

    06/23/2010 3:44:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    Dakota Voice ^ | June 18, 2010 | Bob Ellis
    I know: since when did we expect liberals to be consistent? Still, it strikes me as rather odd that President Obamaís U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan would try to bar military recruiters and ROTC from the Harvard campus over the the fact that homosexual conduct is considered incompatible with military service, yet would welcome a center for Islamic studies (and $20 million) from Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz. The astute observer of history and current events will note that Islam and Sharia Law is not only extremely harsh toward homosexuality (as it is harsh toward pretty...
  • Terrorist Support Case Hints Kagan May Move to the Left

    06/23/2010 9:08:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | June 23, 2010 | Ken Klukowski
    Mondayís Supreme Court case on supporting terrorism saw retiring Justice Stevens side with the conservatives, while Justice Sotomayor went the opposite way. This suggests that Elena Kagan could move the Court to the left on national security. On June 21, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project (HLP). In this case, the Supreme Court considered whether a federal law that forbids providing ďmaterial supportĒ to terrorist organizations is unconstitutional. By a 6-3 vote, the Court held that it is not. The federal law referred to as the ďmaterial support statuteĒ makes it a crime...
  • BREAKING: Sen. Sessions Threatens Boycott of Elena Kagan Hearings if Documents Are Withheld

    06/23/2010 10:17:05 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 11 replies
    Kagan Watch ^ | June 23, 2010 | Kagan Watch
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) tells Fox News that GOP members of the Senate Judiciary committee may boycott the confirmation hearings of Solicitor General Elena Kagan. "In my view, what I believe is that if there's an absolute -- if there's a circumstance where legitimately producible documents are being withheld, I don't take anything off the table," Sen. Sessions said in response if he and other GOP Senators will boycott the hearings.
  • 42% Oppose Kagan's Confirmation, 35% Favor

    06/23/2010 8:39:56 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 06/23/2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    Forty-two percent (42%) of U.S. voters now believe Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan should not be confirmed following the Senate hearings scheduled to begin next week. That's up nine points from the week President Obama announced her nomination and the highest level of opposition to date in Rasmussen Reports tracking of the Kagan nomination. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 35% think Kagan should be confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the Supreme Court. Another 23% are undecided at this point. By comparison, just before Senate hearings began last summer for Supreme Court nominee...
  • Elena Kagan -- freeper research of radical judicial nominee

    06/23/2010 8:36:27 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Massive shocking research coming up. Elena Kagan would be the most dangerous radical to ever wear that robe. She would surpass Ruth Bader Ginsburg. If you are familiar with most of the forthcoming research already, God bless you.
  • The Kagan Family: Left-Leaning and Outspoken

    06/18/2010 12:48:29 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies · 480+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 17, 2010 | LISA W. FODERARO and CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY
    ON a crowded train somewhere in Pennsylvania in the aftermath of World War II, Robert Kagan gave up his seat to Gloria Gittelman, a fellow student from Pennsylvania State University, on a trip home during a school holiday. He was bound for Brooklyn, she for South Philadelphia. That chance meeting led to a courtship and then marriage in 1950, after Mr. Kagan had begun studying at Yale Law School. The couple settled in Manhattan and had three children: Marc, Elena and Irving. Elena grew up to become dean of Harvard Law School and President Obamaís solicitor general, and if the...
  • EDITORIAL: Kagan's threat to gun owners

    06/09/2010 5:50:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 501+ views
    washington times ^ | 6/9/10 | editor
    Nominee has a past that is opposed to individual self-defense President Obama poses a real and present danger to the Second Amendment, and he's working to pack the Supreme Court with justices who will undermine Americans' gun rights. Mr. Obama didn't fess up to this radical agenda when running for the highest office in the land. "I have said consistently that I believe that the Second Amendment is an individual right, and that was the essential decision that the Supreme Court came down on," Mr. Obama told Fox News in June 2008. Despite the campaign rhetoric, Mr. Obama is appointing...
  • New Documents Show Elena Kagan's Pro-Abortion Position

    06/04/2010 8:51:33 AM PDT · by julieee · 3 replies · 237+ views ^ | June 4, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    New Documents Show Elena Kagan's Pro-Abortion Position Washington, DC -- New documents obtained by CBS News from Elena Kagan's time as a law clerk for pro-abortion Justice Thurgood Marshall reveal more about her position in favor of abortion. They buttress the previous documents and writings pro-life groups have profiled to show Kagan is well outside the judicial mainstream.
  • Breaking Alert--Paper Trail Shows Kagan's Views Are 'Extreme Leftwing'

    06/03/2010 4:53:54 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 24 replies · 626+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 6/3/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    As the documents on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan are slowly released to the public, the paper trail shows that the candidate's views are even worse than conservatives feared. Kagan is 'extreme Leftwing.' The mainstream media, liberals on Capitol Hill, and Bill Clinton, whose library houses some of Kagan's documents, all lied when they claimed her paper trail was 'thin.' The truth is there is substantial information on the extremist nominee to the Court, and Bill Clinton has even threatened to withhold some of the documents. So did the White House. Here is what has been revealed most recently: Fact...
  • Kagan's shameful record on military recruiting at Harvard (Jeff Sessions)

    06/02/2010 5:25:50 PM PDT · by pissant · 3 replies · 240+ views
    KC Star ^ | 6/2/10 | Jeff Sessions
    Shortly after becoming Dean of Harvard Law School, Elena Kagan kicked the military out of the schoolís recruitment office while our troops were putting their lives on the line in two wars overseas. Now that President Obama has nominated Ms. Kagan to the Supreme Court, her actions at Harvard must be closely examined. As ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I have pledged that Ms. Kagan will receive a fair and thorough hearing. Because Ms. Kaganís legal record is thinóshe has never been a judge and practiced law for only two yearsóher time at Harvard is especially significant. The...
  • A Shariah-Compliant Nominee?

    06/01/2010 7:51:50 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 261+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 1, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A Shariah-Compliant Nominee? Malcolm A. Kline, June 1, 2010 The academic tenure of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan at Harvard Law gives us a glimpse into not only the predilection of such institutions for systems not compatible with the U. S. Constitution but also the likelihood that such legal systems will play an increasingly unwelcome role in Americaís future. ďIt turns out that, at the very moment Ms. Kagan was pushing aggressively to remove military recruiters from the Harvard Law School campus during her tenure as its dean, she was very supportive of having what amounted to Saudi recruiters ensconced...
  • Kagan's Disregard for Constitution While Dean at Harvard Law School

    05/28/2010 11:17:00 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 10 replies · 259+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/28/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    As most conservative writers have pointed out many times, the present Administration exhibits a shocking disregard and near-contempt for the U.S. Constitution. Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan, is a perfect case in point. (Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan walks towards the office of Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)). While Dean of the Harvard Law School Kagan did not require students to study the U.S. Constitution at all. Instead, she required that they study foreign and international law. The implications of such a mindset are enormous.
  • Elena Kagan and her Socialist 'hero' Cass Sunstein ("most dangerous man in America"-Glenn Beck)

    05/27/2010 2:09:31 PM PDT · by ETL · 14 replies · 446+ views
    David Horowitz's (several links included)
    From David Horowitz's ELENA KAGAN When it was announced in 2008 that Cass Sunstein would be joining the Harvard Law School faculty, Kagan said: "Cass Sunstein is the preeminent legal scholar of our time -- the most wide-ranging, the most prolific, the most cited, and the most influential. His work in any one of the fields he pursues -- administrative law and policy, constitutional law and theory, behavioral economics and law, environmental law, to name a non-exhaustive few -- would put him in the very front ranks of legal scholars; the combination is singular and breathtaking." From David Horowitz's...

    05/27/2010 8:51:44 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 180+ views
    im Schneller, candidate for the 7th U.S. District Congressional seat, issued comments this morning regarding the nomination of Elena Kagan for Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States: "I applaud our head of state's respect for and elevation of women to new and higher positions of our Land, but my approval of the nomination of Elena Kagan for Justice of Supreme Court of the United States stops there.
  • Voters Oppose Nomination of Pro-Abortion Elena Kagan

    05/26/2010 8:50:31 AM PDT · by julieee · 10 replies · 327+ views ^ | May 26, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Voters Oppose Nomination of Pro-Abortion Elena Kagan Washington, DC -- More American voters say they have an unfavorable view of pro-abortion Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan than a favorable one. But a new Rasmussen Reports poll shows they also believe it likely that the Senate will vote to confirm President Barack Obama's second pro-abortion pick for the high court.
  • Obama Administration Backs Vatican In Pedophile Case

    05/25/2010 7:49:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 88 replies · 1,530+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 5/25/2010 | Staff
    The Obama administration in a brief to the Supreme Court has backed the Vatican's claim of immunity from lawsuits arising from cases of sexual abuse by priests in the United States. The Supreme Court is considering an appeal by the Vatican of an appellate court ruling that lifted its immunity in the case of an alleged pedophile priest from Oregon. In a filing on Friday, the solicitor generla's office argued that the Ninth Circuit court of appeals erred in allowing the lawsuit brought by a man who claims he was sexually abused in the 1960's by the Oregon priest. The...
  • Kaganís ďJudicial Hero,Ē Aharon Barak

    05/25/2010 5:54:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies · 346+ views
    nro ^ | May 21, 2010 | Ed Whelan
    In 2006, Elena Kagan hailed Israeli supreme court justice Aharon Barak as her ďjudicial heroĒ: other folks view him much less favorably than Kagan doesóand that she may have a strange view of what ďdemocracyĒ is and what the ďrule of lawĒ entails. Hereís some of what Seventh Circuit judge Richard A. Posner has to say about Barak (in his book How Judges Think, pp. 362-368)*: " One of the most prominent of the aggressively interventionist foreign judges is Aharon BarakÖ. [H]is book on judging is Exhibit A for why American judges should be wary about citing foreign judicial decisionsÖ....
  • A Tale of Two Book Banners: Palin Ripped, Kagan Excused

    05/24/2010 10:34:14 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 5 replies · 449+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/24/10 | Warner Todd Huston
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  • Maureen Dowd: Sex and the Single Kagan (Dowd's reasons for rejecting Kagan are patently absurd)

    05/24/2010 9:28:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies · 875+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 05/24/2010 | Stuart Schwartz
    Sex and the single Kagan. That's what the nomination of Elena Kagan is all about for New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, who just this past week offered her take on the controversy surrounding the nomination of the elite leftist from Princeton and Harvard to the Supreme Court. Kagan is single and a woman, and men -- especially those who are conservative and occupy the nation's less financially blessed zip codes -- "are threatened by more successful women." And again, the spinning spinster of Eighth Avenue in Manhattan, headquarters of the Times and ground zero for the media elite,...
  • Kagan Papers at Clinton Library: Big Headache (160,000+ pages!!!)

    05/20/2010 2:38:40 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 10 replies · 385+ views
    ABC ^ | May 20 | Jake Tapper
    ABC News' Ariane de Vogue reports: Officials at National Archives (in charge of Kagan papers at the Clinton Library) are very worried about the release of documents. In large part because of email -- the amount of paper is unprecedented: 160,000. The Roberts papers (which seemed like the mother of all dumps) was a mere 70,000.
  • Elena Kagan's Reliance on Foreign Law Worries Pro-Life Group

    05/21/2010 8:42:03 AM PDT · by julieee · 5 replies · 233+ views ^ | May 21, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Elena Kagan's Reliance on Foreign Law Worries Pro-Life Group Washington, DC -- Elena Kagan's reliance on foreign law for statutory interpretation presents another concern for pro-life advocates, says Americans United for Life in a new memo about President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee. The pro-life legal group says Kagan could use it as another basis to support legal abortions.