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  • Chuck Grassleyís Opening Statement During Hearing for Supreme Court Nominee Kagan

    06/30/2010 9:19:17 PM PDT · by iowamark · 7 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 06/29/2010 | Chuck Grassley
    Solicitor General Kagan, congratulations on your nomination to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. This is an extremely important appointment, a real honor. I also welcome your family and friends. Iím sure theyíre proud of your nomination. Iím glad theyíre here to support you throughout your confirmation. Iím committed to ensuring that this process is fair and respectful, but also thorough. The Constitution tasks the Senate with conducting a comprehensive review of the nomineeís record and qualifications. Youíve been nominated to a lifetime position on the Supreme Court. Consequently, the Senate has a tremendous...
  • 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
    ABCNews.com ^ | 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 blog.Eyeblast.tv · 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...
  • ELENA KAGAN'S 'DADDY'

    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
    www.LibertyJuice.com ^ | 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 Salon.com'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...