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  • Tribe to Obama: Sotomayor Is “Not Nearly As Smart As She Seems To Think She Is”

    10/28/2010 10:34:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/28/10 | Ed Whelan
    I’ve obtained a copy of an interesting letter that Harvard law professor Larry Tribe wrote to his protégé, President Barack Obama, in the immediate aftermath of Justice Souter’s announcement of his decision to retire from the Court. I will post a PDF of the letter shortly. [Update: Here’s the letter.] In the meantime, I’ll call attention, in this post and two or three others, to some of its highlights. The express purpose of Tribe’s letter is to urge that Obama nominate Elena Kagan to the Souter vacancy. But before making his affirmative case for Kagan, Tribe argues strongly against the...
  • Top liberal law prof advised Obama not to pick ‘bully’ Sonia Sotomayor [calls her Aff Action hire]

    10/28/2010 12:37:22 PM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    One wonders how Ed Whelan of the Ethics and Public Policy Center managed to get a hold of a private letter sent to President Obama by Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe advising him against nominating Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, but be that as it may, its contents are quite interesting and show just how nakedly political Tribe’s view of a justice really is and also how little he thinks of Sotomayor. In the May 2009 letter (PDF link here), Tribe advises Obama to refrain from choosing Sotomayor because “she’s not nearly as smart as she seems to think...
  • NRA declines to endorse Reid in Nevada Senate race

    08/27/2010 7:13:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 27, 2010 | Kevin Freking
    Sen. Harry's Reid's support for President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominees has cost him the endorsement of the National Rifle Association in his re-election bid. The NRA is a force in rural states like Nevada where many voters own guns and hunt. The absence of the NRA's blessing represents a setback that Reid's campaign was quick to address Friday by noting that NRA executive Wayne LaPierre once called him a "true champion of the Second Amendment." Christopher W. Cox, chairman of the NRA's Political Victory Fund, said Friday that the organization strongly opposed the confirmation of Elena Kagan to the...
  • Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque

    12/16/2009 11:28:23 AM PST · by Steelfish · 499 replies · 12,815+ views
    Hudson New York Institute via GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 16, 2009 | by Youssef M. Ibrahim
    Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Jim Hoft A mysterous Muslim group with unknown sponsors has purchased a building steps away from Ground Zero. Hudson New York reported: An identified group with unknown sponsors has purchased building steps away from where the WorldTrade Center once stood — to turn it into potentially one of the largest New York City mosques. At the moment the building, the old Burlington Coat Factory, already serves as a mini-mosque: an iron grill lifts every Friday afternoon for a little known Imam leading prayers a few yards...
  • Shall Shariah Reign Supreme?

    08/09/2010 7:03:01 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 9, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One of the odd dichotomies in the academic career of recently confirmed Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan is her militant opposition to the U. S. military’s ban on homosexuality and her equally fervent embrace of the Shariah law of the Mideast that proscribes death for homosexuals. Offhand, the only link between the two seems to be a hostility to western traditions. We have gone to some lengths at Accuracy in Academia to cover the former. Over at the Center for Security Policy, Christine Brim exhaustively documents the latter. Among other things: 1. “With Kagan’s direction, Harvard’s Islamic Legal Studies Program...
  • Why Kagan Shouldn't be Confirmed - Supports the Continuation of Legal Abortion

    08/08/2010 12:46:13 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | Fr. Frank Pavone
    http://www.PriestsForLife.org Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests For Life, gives very clear reasoning on why Elena Kagan should not be confirmed to the Supreme Court. In this video, he uses the words of the abortionist themselves, documented in Supreme Court testimony, to describe the procedure that Elena Kagan herself, supports: "The friction causes the fetus to tear apart. For example, a leg might be ripped off the fetus as it is pulled through the cervix." (This is from the Supreme Court's 2007 abortion decision.) Abortionist Martin Haskell said, under oath, "We would attack the lower extremity first, remove, you...
  • Sen. Graham Says Jesus Inspired Him to Vote for Kagan

    08/06/2010 5:53:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2010
    (VIDEO AT LINK) Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said that Jesus’s Golden Rule inspired him to vote to confirm Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court and suggested it would be a good thing for his Senate colleagues to also ponder Jesus’s words as they prepared to vote on Kagan. “It is divine in its orientation, and it is probably something that would serve us all well if we thought about it at moments such as this,” Sen. Graham said on the Senate floor, as he pointed his colleagues to the Golden Rule and counseled them to look...
  • Out Of Thin Air

    08/05/2010 5:40:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 5, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Same-Sex Marriage: A federal judge decides marriage is a constitutional right and overturns California's Proposition 8 forbidding such unions. The issue is headed to a Supreme Court that Elena Kagan will be sitting on. The imperial judiciary has struck again, with Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker striking down California's Proposition 8, passed in November 2008 with 52% of the vote, on the grounds that the voter-approved law was a violation of gay couples' civil rights. Walker's ruling follows a Massachusetts federal judge's ruling last month that the state's married gay couples, also established by judicial fiat, were being wrongly...
  • Critics allege Elena Kagan is sympathetic to Sharia law

    08/05/2010 8:13:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/5/2010 | Caroline May
    Few fireworks erupted as the Senate opened up floor debate over Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan this week. Conventional wisdom remains that President Barack Obama’s second nomination to the high court will be confirmed with little trouble.Despite the appearance of a fait accompli, numerous conservative groups have provided a wide range of reasons to oppose the Kagan nomination. Among the oft listed concerns are: her lack of experience, her perceived hostility to the military and free speech, her abortion and gay rights records, and her apparent reverence for foreign law. All these points have acted to obscure what some argue...
  • Liberal: We're Suffering From "Post-Traumatic First African American President Syndrome"

    08/05/2010 2:14:10 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 61 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 5, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    "We're not giving this man an opportunity to really -- we keep hitting him with all of these things but reality is he's done more in two years than any other president since 1930," liberal commentator and MSNBC contributor Karen Hunter said. "Elena Kagan, that will make two females on the Supreme Court out of four in the history of America and he's not progressive?" she asked.
  • Look who's tied to Obama's birth certificate: 'It just keeps getting deeper and deeper, doesn't it?

    08/04/2010 9:22:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 159 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 4, 2010 | Joe Kovacs
    Just when you thought there couldn't be any more players in the ongoing soap opera over the hunt for President Obama's original birth certificate and his constitutional eligibility for office, there comes yet another name: Elena Kagan. Yes, the same Elena Kagan nominated by the commander in chief to be the next justice on the U.S. Supreme Court has actually been playing a role for some time in the dispute over whether Obama is legally qualified to be in the White House. Here's the connection. Kagan served as solicitor general of the United States from March 2009 until May of...
  • Ethics, Criminal Complaints Filed To Disbar Kagan

    08/04/2010 8:56:40 AM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    Resist Net ^ | July 31 | Staff
    'She should not be a justice when she's defrauded the Supreme Court' Breaking News: Declaration Alliance has retained noted corruption watchdog attorney Larry Klayman to file an ethics complaint seeking to have Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan disbarred from practicing before the court she aspires to join – and possibly subjected to criminal prosecution – for her role in an escalating scandal. Kagan's political maneuvers while an attorney for President Bill Clinton led to language authored by her becoming fraudulently accepted as "official findings" of a medical "expert panel." Kagan's inserted language misled the federal courts, including the Supreme Court,...
  • Last Chance To OPPOSE Elena Kagan’s Confirmation to U.S. Supreme Court

    07/31/2010 3:05:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 2+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | July 30, 2010 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Last Chance To OPPOSE Elena Kagan’s Confirmation to U.S. Supreme Court   Friday, July 30, 2010   On Tuesday, July 20, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-6 to send Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination on to the full Senate for a vote.  The full Senate vote on the confirmation will occur the week of August 2nd.  NOW is the time to contact your U.S. Senators and strongly urge them to OPPOSE and filibuster the Kagan nomination!   As we’ve been reporting in these pages, on July 1, in a letter to the...
  • Democrat Ben Nelson Opposes Elena Kagan, Will Vote against her confirmation (Do you believe this?)

    07/30/2010 7:55:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies · 1+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | 07/30/2010 | Matthew Jaffe
    Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson announced late Friday he would vote against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. In a statement released this evening, Sen. Nelson said, "I have heard concerns from Nebraskans regarding Ms. Kagan, and her lack of a judicial record makes it difficult for me to discount the concerns raised by Nebraskans, or to reach a level of comfort that these concerns are unfounded. Therefore, I will not vote to confirm Ms. Kagan’s nomination." Nelson is the only Democrat to oppose Kagan at this point. Five Republicans, on the other hand, have said they will support...
  • GREGG: SOLICITOR GENERAL ELENA KAGAN IS QUALIFIED TO BE THE NEXT ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE U.S. SUPRE

    07/30/2010 4:08:29 PM PDT · by Sir Valentino · 40 replies · 4+ views
    Judd Gregg ^ | July 30, 2010 | Judd Gregg
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) today made the following statement regarding the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court. Senator Gregg stated, “The Senate’s duty to provide advice and consent on Presidential nominations to the Supreme Court is one of its most significant constitutional responsibilities. Separate and distinct from its legislative function, the confirmation process requires the Senate to put aside politics and conduct a frank and evenhanded review of the nominee’s record, qualifications and demonstrated ability to apply the law in a fair and impartial manner. “I have met personally with Solicitor...
  • Judicial Watchdog Wants Elena Kagan Disbarred Over Abortion Distortions

    07/28/2010 8:52:40 AM PDT · by julieee · 4 replies · 1+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 28, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Judicial Watchdog Wants Elena Kagan Disbarred Over Abortion Distortions Washington, DC -- Larry Klayman, the judicial watchdog who is the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch USA, says he is filing papers to have Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan disbarred. He says he wants to see that happen because he believes Kagan misled the Senate Judiciary Committee during her hearings. http://LifeNews.com/nat6584.html
  • Sen. Tom Coburn: By Her Own Words, Kagan Will Violate Her Oath

    07/21/2010 9:30:44 AM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | July 20, 2010 | Sen. Tom Coburn
    The Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Elena Kagan provided key exchanges about the Commerce Clause, natural rights, and other issues that have convinced me to vote against her nomination. Based on her own testimony, she’ll violate her oath as soon as she’s sworn in. The hearings, though, were not merely about Elena Kagan per se but about the political culture and philosophy that shaped her views. Her answers exposed profound flaws in the prevailing Big Government wisdom of the Supreme Court and Washington over the past few decades. When I asked Kagan whether the Constitution gave Congress the authority to...
  • The Right's Supreme Court Acquiescence

    07/20/2010 8:27:15 PM PDT · by JimPrevor · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 16, 2010 | Jim Prevor
    From a purely tactical stand-point, the implications of what Estrada is saying are obvious: If the Democrats block nominees on ideological grounds -- as they did with Estrada -- and the Republicans rely on traditional credentials, eschewing ideology, we will wind up with a court of well-credentialed liberals.
  • Senate Judiciary Committee OKs Elena Kagan as Supreme Court Justice

    07/20/2010 9:43:27 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 70 replies · 4+ views
    Ticker Tape: BREAKING NEWS: Senate Judiciary Committee OKs Elena Kagan as Supreme Court Justice
  • Why We Must Carry the Fight Forward to Stop Elena Kagan

    07/20/2010 11:46:30 AM PDT · by Syncro · 10 replies
    Move America Forward ^ | July 20, 2010 | Staff
    Why We Must Carry the Fight Forward to Stop Elena Kagan  Move America Forward For our troops, we must fight to keep Kagan off the highest bench in the land Today will be a historic day for our nation as the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote to either send  Elena Kagan to the next step in her appointment process, or send her back to the office of Solicitor General, where she currently resides. Win or lose tomorrow, we must continue the fight to keep activist judges like Kagan, who don’t respect our military or our mission to defeat radical...
  • NRA blasts Kagan as threat to gun rights

    07/01/2010 12:28:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/10 | Susan Crabtree
    The National Rifle Association came out forcefully on Thursday against Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court, saying her positions “represent a clear and present danger to the right to keep and bear arms.” Senior executives for the gun rights group said they have examined Kagan’s record and found “nothing to indicate support for the Second Amendment.” They also labeled her “clearly out of step with mainstream America.” The NRA indicated it will "key vote" Kagan’s confirmation, a scoring process the group uses in its decision to endorse candidates and sitting members of Congress on gun rights issues, according to...
  • Veep Biden and Senatoe Graham had a quiet pow-wow on Thursday. Be concerned....

    07/17/2010 5:26:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeGadfly · 51 replies · 1+ views
    GOPUSA.com ^ | July 18, 2010 | Kay Daly
    In a tiny little Hill blog piece yesterday, there was a blurb on an under-the-radar meeting, one-on-one, between Senator Lindsey Graham and Vice President Joe Biden.  This is worrisome on so....many....fronts. Joe Biden, for all of his gaffes and foibles, is still one smart political operative.  He rode the train home to Delaware with Arlen Specter on his way home to Pennsylvania every single weekend for years and is the one that most folks believe orchestrated Arlen's party switch.   Interesting piece here on the possibility for a White House job for Specter after his career as a Senator comes to...
  • Kagan Partial-Birth Abortion Role 'Seriously Compromised' Federal Court Testimony: Report

    07/16/2010 4:22:48 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/16/10 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Americans United for Life (AUL) has issued a report shedding new light on Kagan's role in manipulating key medical testimony on partial-birth abortion, saying that she failed to admit her actions in Senate confirmation hearings and calling on lawmakers to investigate. It was revealed last month that an amendment to a statement issued by the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists on partial-birth abortion, which Kagan is believed to have added, tampered with medical testimony that proved crucial to later litigation. "Because of the lack of other reliable scientific data, the ACOG Policy...
  • What Would Elena Do?

    07/15/2010 11:30:10 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia
    American Journalism Center ^ | July 15, 2010 | Emily Jaroma
    What Would Elena Do? Emily Jaroma, July 15, 2010 The debate regarding whether international law should play a contributing role in deciding Supreme Court cases has sparked national interest and concern. This is due to the fact that there has been a recent tendency by Supreme Court Justices to refer to or cite international law when dealing with a domestic court case. This leads many to ask, What is Elena Kagan’s view on the role of international law in domestic cases? The very fact that President Obama appointed Kagan to serve on the Supreme Court does provide some information on...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham may be a 'yes' on Elena Kagan ("Big Surprise!" Alert)

    07/14/2010 4:47:11 PM PDT · by mojito · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/13/2010 | Manu Raju
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is sending strong signals that he may again buck his party and become the lone GOP senator on the Judiciary Committee to vote for Elena Kagan to be confirmed to the Supreme Court. In an interview with POLITICO, Graham argued that Kagan wouldn’t change the ideological balance on the court since she’s poised to replace the liberal John Paul Stevens, and he made the case that some of her views may actually turn out to be appealing to conservatives. “When it comes to judicial nominations, elections have consequences,” Graham said. “My point of view is...
  • Furor at top pol's 'hit run' (Kagan's niece the driver!)

    07/14/2010 6:13:54 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 38 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 7/14/10 | DAVID SEIFMAN and SALLY GOLDENBERG
    <p>State Sen. Eric Schneiderman -- a candidate for attorney general, the highest law-enforcement post in New York -- was involved in a minor car accident outside the New York 1 studios in Chelsea and then fled the scene, the cable news station reported last night.</p>
  • A Tale of Two Kagans on the First Amendment: 2 Live Crew vs. Citizens United

    07/14/2010 3:06:12 PM PDT · by NetRight Nation · 1 replies
    NetRight Daily ^ | July 14, 2010 | Andrius Vaitekunas
    All speech should be protected. In Elena Kagan’s world, political speech should be regulated… Read more at NetRightDaily.com: http://netrightdaily.com/2010/07/a-tale-of-two-kagans-on-the-first-amendment-2-live-crew-vs-citizens-united/#ixzz0thFLPCvA
  • A Tale of Two Kagan's

    07/13/2010 3:07:13 PM PDT · by NetRight Nation · 4 replies
    NetRight Daily ^ | July 13, 2010 | Robert Romano
    Before the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Elena Kagan, on behalf of the Obama Administration, in the recent Citizens United decision that lifted restrictions on independent expenditures on electioneering political speech, argued that political pamphleteering and political movies were not covered by the First Amendment, but that political books were. “I think … a pamphlet would be different,” said Kagan to Chief Justice John Roberts, who in his concurring opinion wrote, the government “asks us to embrace a theory of the First Amendment that would allow censorship not only of television and radio broadcasts, but of pamphlets, posters, the Internet, and...
  • Senior Republican Wins Weeklong Delay on Kagan

    07/13/2010 1:17:33 PM PDT · by bjorn14 · 37 replies · 1+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | July 13, 2010
    The Senate Judiciary Committee postponed scheduled action Tuesday to send Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate for confirmation, setting a panel vote for next week. Republicans insisted on the delay, saying they needed more time to review Kagan's written answers to questions they posed to her after her confirmation hearings, and to inquire still further into how she would behave as a justice. There's little doubt that the Judiciary panel, where Democrats have a lopsided majority, will approve President Barack Obama's nominee to succeed retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, and that she'll win Senate confirmation within weeks....
  • SCOTUS Nominee Won't Ask, Won't Tell

    07/13/2010 8:19:52 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 13, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    SCOTUS Nominee Won’t Ask, Won’t Tell Bethany Stotts, July 13, 2010 On day two of the Elena Kagan confirmation hearings, ranking Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Member Jeff Sessions, R, Ala., remarked that he was “taken aback” by the tone of the Supreme Court nominee’s account of her decision to deny military recruiters access to Harvard Law School’s Office of Career Services at times during her tenure as Dean, because he thought the tone of her testimony was “unconnected to reality.” “I know what happened at Harvard. I know you were an outspoken leader against the military policy. …” argued Sen. Sessions....
  • Americans Unsure About "Progressive" Political Label

    07/12/2010 8:02:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Gallup news ^ | July 12, 2010 | Lydia Saad
    Gallup polling reveals widespread public uncertainty about the "progressive" political label -- a label recently embraced by no less than Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. While Kagan described her political views as "generally progressive" during her Senate confirmation hearings, fewer than half of Americans can say whether "progressive" does (12%) or does not (31%) describe their own views. The majority (54%) are unsure.
  • Importance of Being Elena

    07/12/2010 8:11:31 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 4 replies · 3+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 12, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Importance of Being Elena Malcolm A. Kline, July 12, 2010 (Accuracy in Academia executive director Mal Kline spoke on U. S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s extensive academic record at a rally sponsored by Young Americans for Freedom on July 1, 2010. What follows are excerpts of his transcribed remarks.) It’s great to be here with Young Americans for Freedom. In fact, it’s great to see Young Americans for Freedom in Washington, D.C. It’s a refreshing change. Now, I am Mal Kline. I’m with a group called Accuracy in Academia. That’s what brings me here today, and, by the way,...
  • More Senators Oppose Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan

    07/08/2010 8:57:45 AM PDT · by julieee · 27 replies · 1+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 8, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    More Senators Oppose Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan Washington, DC -- More senators announced their opposition to pro-abortion Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Wednesday. The list now includes eight senators who officially oppose Kagan, including Senator John McCain of Arizona who wrote an editorial in USA Today. http://LifeNews.com/nat6511.html
  • Why Republicans are treading lightly in Elena Kagan hearings

    06/30/2010 7:24:42 PM PDT · by dr_who · 55 replies
    Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo ^ | Tue Jun 29, 8:57 am ET | Gail Russell Chaddock
    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...
  • John McCain: I won’t support Elena Kagan

    07/07/2010 12:23:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/07/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    John McCain declared his opposition to confirming Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court this morning in an essay for USA Today that will allow veteran observers to update their whip counts — and not much else. The Senator who currently faces a primary challenge from his right in Arizona makes a good case for conservative opposition. However, it misses a couple of words that would actually make this newsworthy: In 1987, I had my first opportunity to provide “advice and consent” on a Supreme Court nominee. At that time, I stated that the qualifications essential for evaluating a nominee for...
  • Natural Reluctance

    07/07/2010 8:26:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2010 | Jacob Sullum
    From last week's confirmation hearings, we learned that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan likes to eat in Chinese restaurants on Christmas. She did not say how she spends Independence Day, but evidently it does not involve reflecting on the meaning of our founding document. According to the Declaration of Independence, people create government to protect their pre-existing, inalienable rights. Yet when Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., asked Kagan whether armed self-defense is one of those rights, she professed agnosticism. "I don't have a view of what are natural rights independent of the Constitution," Kagan said. In two days of testimony replete...
  • Progressive History Restored

    07/07/2010 7:05:36 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 7, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    Progressive History Restored Cliff Kincaid, July 7, 2010 As a student, Obama Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan was so interested in the socialist movement that she wrote a thesis about its history in New York City from 1900-1933. But the history of the Progressive Party, which ran FDR’s former vice president Henry Wallace as its presidential candidate in 1948, helps bring the subject up to date and explains the current direction of the Democratic Party. The Progressive Party was controlled by the Communist Party but efforts to work through the democratic process did not die out with its election defeat...
  • Another Confirmation Convert

    07/06/2010 12:09:35 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 6, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    Another Confirmation Convert Bethany Stotts, July 6, 2010 Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan indicated during her recent Senate confirmation hearings that, if confirmed, she would not give international law “independent precedential weight” in her court rulings. However, at a recent Heritage Foundation event, “Outsourcing Law? International Law and Its Importance in the Kagan Hearing,” held several days earlier, the speakers expressed their concern that, as with Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Kagan might attempt a “confirmation conversion,” making statements which belie her previous actions. “Indeed, during her confirmation process, Judge Sonia Sotomayor assured the Judiciary Committee that in her view, citations to...
  • A POSTCARD TO THE GOP SENATORS

    07/05/2010 4:43:55 PM PDT · by katyinhawaii · 13 replies
    Me | 07-04-2010 | Me
    Here's the content of my postcard to all 41 GOP Senators: If you vote to confirm Kagan you are helping in the demise of our Civil Societ, way of Life and Country. Kagan is a political hack and a Chicago Clone and Crony of Obama who has no respect for the Declaration of Independence or the 2nd Amendment and needs to be FILIBUSTERED! NO to Kagan NO to Cap & Trade NO to Amnesty NO to VAT STOP SPENDING Please honor me with a reply. Signed....
  • The 17th Amendment Revisited

    07/05/2010 4:27:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | July 2, 2010 | Thomas Brewton
    Original provisions of the Constitution intended to prevent Congress from enacting “dumb” laws were vitiated by ratification of the 17th Amendment. Before ratification of the 17th Amendment it’s unlikely that a Senate committee would have needed to raise the sort of question posed by Senator Coburn during confirmation hearings on Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court. A Wall Street Journal editorial reports: If Congress passed a law saying Americans were required to eat three fruits and three vegetables a day, Mr. Coburn asked, would that be legitimate under the Commerce Clause? It sounds like a “dumb law,” Ms. Kagan...
  • Kagan: Unfit for the Supreme Court

    07/05/2010 5:08:16 AM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 05, 2010 | James H. Warner
    On June 30, in her confirmation hearings, Solicitor General Elena Kagan gave a response which gives me pause about her fitness to serve on the Supreme Court. Senator Tom Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma, asked her view of the natural right to self-defense. She responded, hesitantly, that she didn't have a view of natural rights, independent of the Constitution. But natural rights, independent of the Constitution, form the very fabric of it. Let me explain. The US Supreme Court, the court to which Elena Kagan aspires, said in Ex Parte Grossman, 267 US 87, 108 (1925), "The language of the Constitution...
  • When Kagan Played Doctor

    07/03/2010 1:37:24 PM PDT · by freespirited · 11 replies
    Slate ^ | 07/03/10 | William Saletan
    Fourteen years ago, to protect President Clinton's position on partial-birth abortions, Elena Kagan doctored a statement by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Conservatives think this should disqualify her from the Supreme Court. They understate the scandal. It isn't Kagan we should worry about. It's the whole judiciary. Kagan, who was then an associate White House counsel, was doing her job: advancing the president's interests. The real culprit was ACOG, which adopted Kagan's spin without acknowledgment. But the larger problem is the credence subsequently given to ACOG's statement by courts, including the Supreme Court. Judges have put too much...
  • Elena's Inbox - A project of the Sunlight Foundation (when she was in Clinton Admin)

    07/03/2010 11:44:41 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 20 replies · 1+ views
    This # site parses the emails sent and received by Elena Kagan during her time in the Clinton administration and presents them in a more familiar interface. # You may find that some records are garbled or incomplete, or that conversations are fractured. Please bear with us: the source documents are extremely messy. We're working to improve the quality of the documents hosted here. # Due to the programmatic nature of the tools used to build this site, we recommend checking any research effort against the source files released by the Clinton Library. ELENA'S INBOX
  • Is Elena Kagan Morally Blind?

    07/02/2010 11:50:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 03, 2010 | James Lewis
    Elena Kagan has now admitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee that as a Clinton lawyer in 1997, she fraudulently revised an official medical opinion by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The medical society was going to publicly reveal that "its panel of experts found no circumstances in which the (partial birth abortion) procedure was the only option for saving the life of the woman." In a secret internal memo, she wrote that "This, of course, would be a disaster[.]" Kagan therefore secretly revised the language so the final statement in 1997 claimed that the partial-birth abortion "may be...
  • Two More GOP Senators to Oppose Kagan (McConnell and Murkowski)

    07/02/2010 2:16:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 36 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | Friday, July 2, 2010 | Charles Riley
    SNIP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski both issued statements Friday afternoon indicating their opposition to Kagan's nomination. The announcements come hours after Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch indicated he would oppose Kagan's nomination. McConnell said Kagan was "far from forthcoming in discussing her own views on basic principles of American constitutional law" during this week's confirmation hearings. "I do not have confidence that if she were confirmed to a lifetime position on the Supreme Court she would suddenly constrain the ardent political advocacy that has marked much of her adult life," McConnell said. "The...
  • CARTOON: Kagan's Own Gavel

    07/02/2010 1:34:11 PM PDT · by NetRight Nation
    NetRight Daily ^ | July 2, 2010 | William Warren
  • After Senate Hearings, Pro-Lifers Say Reject Pro-Abortion Elena Kagan

    07/02/2010 8:54:40 AM PDT · by julieee
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 2, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    After Senate Hearings, Pro-Lifers Say Reject Pro-Abortion Elena Kagan Washington, DC -- Now that the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of pro-abortion Supreme Court selection Elena Kagan have concluded, pro-life organizations say the panel should reject Kagan's nomination. They say she has been exposed as a hardcore pro-abortion activist. http://LifeNews.com/nat6493.html
  • SHOCKING: Kagan's Princeton Thesis Cited German Socialist Who Endorsed Nazis

    07/02/2010 12:34:17 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 51 replies · 2+ views
    Human Events ^ | JULY 1, 2010 | Human Events
    Elena Kagan's senior thesis at Princeton University, recounting the history of socialist politics in New York City, cited the theories of an influential German Marxist who notoriously switched allegiances to Nazism after Adolf Hitler attained power. Werner Sombart was widely recognized as an academic proponent of Marxism and was once praised by Karl Marx's colleague Friedrich Engels as the only German professor who understood Marx's Das Kapital. During World War I, however, Sombart endorsed Germany's "heroic" war against the "capitalist spirit" represented by England. In 1934, Sombart published Deutscher Sozialismus, which advocated the "total ordering of life" as an expression...
  • Politics of Personal Destruction Mark II (Breitbart, Andrew Sullivan and Journolist)

    07/01/2010 4:34:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | July 1, 2010 | Logan Penza
    I try not to comment about hypocrisy in politics because switching sides on issues of “principle” is such a routine part of partisan game-playing that commenting about it would be like writing a post declaring that water is wet, that Death Valley is hot, and that Perez Hilton is annoying. But very occasionally, an incident comes along that is so glaring in its clueless exposure of the seedy underbelly of political debate that it requires a moment of stunned observation, sort of like watching a guy immolating himself while giving a lecture on fire safety. The recent complaint by Andrew...
  • Elena Kagan: No Respect for Science

    06/30/2010 11:11:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2010 | Mary L. Davenport, MD
    Incendiary memos written by Elena Kagan in 1996 have surfaced from her stint as President Clinton's domestic policy adviser. At that time, Congress was in an uproar over the recently invented technique of partial birth abortion. Many Americans were horrified when they learned about this brutal abortion procedure, in which second and third trimester fetuses were killed by having their brains sucked out and skulls collapsed. At that time there were no studies on partial birth abortion. It is clear from these documents that a "select panel" convened by ACOG (the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) did not believe...