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  • Senate to confirm Kagan as court's 4th-ever woman (AP Puff Piece Alert)

    08/05/2010 5:01:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 5, 2010 | Julie Hirschfield Davis
    Her confirmation assured, Elena Kagan is on the brink of becoming the fourth woman ever to serve as a Supreme Court justice. The Senate is set Thursday to confirm President Barack Obama's nominee, whose addition to the court will mark the first time three female justices have served concurrently. Nearly all Democrats, the Senate's two independents and a handful of Republicans are backing her. The vote is to be one of the Senate's last actions before its members depart for a monthlong vacation. Republicans have harshly criticized Kagan, 50, as a political activist who would be unable to put...
  • Elena Kagan tied to Obama's birth certificate

    08/05/2010 3:08:51 AM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 27 replies
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 8/4/10 | 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.
  • 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...
  • Kagan Nomination Debate LIVE

    08/03/2010 11:20:24 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 19 replies · 16+ views
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  • Oops! Obama mama passport 'destroyed'

    08/01/2010 4:47:14 PM PDT · by Man50D · 108 replies · 37+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 01, 2010 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Last week, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the State Department released passport records of Stanley Ann Dunham, President Obama's mother – but those records for the years surrounding Obama's 1961 birth are missing. The State Department claims that a 1980s General Services Administration directive had resulted in the destruction of many passport applications and other "non-vital" passport records, including Dunham's 1965 passport application and any other passports she may have applied for or held prior to 1965. Destroyed, then, would also be any records shedding light on whether Dunham did or did not travel out of...
  • Complaint Filed Against Kagan at Supreme Court

    07/30/2010 1:27:32 PM PDT · by Sopater · 76 replies · 3+ views
    Christian News Wire ^ | July 30, 2010
    WASHINGTON, July 30 /Christian Newswire/ -- Larry Klayman, the founder of corruption watchdog Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch public interest law groups, has filed a complaint before the U.S. Supreme Court at the behest of pro-life organization Declaration Alliance, asking that the high court disbar Elena Kagan.  Kagan, while she was an Associate White House Counsel in the Clinton administration, falsified an expert medical report, prepared by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). In this report, ACOG had originally found that partial birth abortion was in fact not medically necessary to save the life of a woman, but Kagan changed...
  • Kagan Promoted Shariah Law at Harvard

    07/21/2010 5:49:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2010 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    Click here to find out more! Having worked with Elena Kagan at the Bill Clinton White House, I was inclined to see her as a political moderate, worthy of support as the best one could expect from the Barack Obama White House. But no more. Thanks to the work of the Center for Security Policy Director Frank Gaffney and the writing of Andrew McCarthy of the National Review Institute, there has emerged a compelling reason to vote against Kagan's confirmation as a Supreme Court justice: Her support for Shariah Law while she was dean of the Harvard Law School. Islamists...
  • Barack Hussein Einstein at Harvard

    07/14/2010 3:26:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 14, 2010 | James Lewis
    There's a funny story about Barack Obama at Harvard Law, both funny-ha-ha and funny-peculiar. It involves one of those cloud-borne Himalayan intellects of liberalism, Professor Larry Tribe, the Tyler Professor of Constitutional Law at one of the most prestigious law schools in the United States. Tribe is the legal giant who is always a bridesmaid but never a bride for the Supremes. And yea verily, the Professor met and held converse with The Blessed Lightworker Himself back in the nineties. The story doesn't say if they were both stoned out of their minds when they got together, but it's the...
  • Kagan: Harvard Law's $476 million dean

    07/07/2010 11:57:26 AM PDT · by opentalk · 17 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | July 7, 2010 | SHARON THEIMER
    One talent Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan displayed in her career climb could create unique ethics questions for her as a justice: the ability to persuade Harvard Law School alumni and other wealthy donors to give hundreds of millions of dollars, more than meeting a daunting fundraising goal that came with her job as dean. The $476 million total Kagan reached for the "Setting the Standard" campaign was a record not just for her university but for all law schools....Kagan's prolific fundraising sets her apart from the current Supreme Court justices. ... If Kagan is confirmed to the court as...
  • When Kagan Played Doctor: Elena Kagan's partial-birth abortion scandal.

    07/06/2010 4:03:36 AM PDT · by dixjea · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | July 3, 2010, | By 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...
  • Kagan draws mixed reactions from Senate Judiciary Committee(But the Republicrats <i>love</i> her!)

    07/03/2010 4:43:25 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 7/3/2010 | Staff
    Democrats on the panel are impressed with the Supreme Court nominee's answers, but most Republicans are wary of her views. "As a judge, you are on nobody's team. As a judge, you are an independent actor." Elena Kagan "You listen to her answers, you can see why Harvard picked her to be dean of the law school and you can see why she was picked to be the first woman as solicitor general. It was like being back and hearing some of the very best professors I had in law school listening to her answers. They were superb." Sen. Patrick...
  • 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...
  • Kagan would need to recuse herself on 15% of cases.

    07/02/2010 3:55:59 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 23 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 1, 2010 | Shannon Bream
    Though there has been plenty of partisan bickering during this week's confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, there is at least one issue raising concerns on both sides of the aisle. There are questions about how many cases Kagan would have to sit out if she's confirmed, and just how willing she would be to do that. As Solicitor General, the government's top lawyer before the high court, Kagan has been involved with a number of cases that will show up during the Supreme Court's fall term. On Tuesday she testified, "I think that there are probably about...
  • Why Kagan Is Unqualified -- and Dangerous

    07/02/2010 2:15:21 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Ameruccan Thinker ^ | July 02, 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    Despite being thoroughly unqualified to occupy the bench, Elena Kagan will most likely be confirmed to the Supreme Court. This is because most of our hundred senators are almost as unqualified to judge a judge as she is to be one. What is the proper criterion to apply? Well, a simple analogy illustrates the point best. Let's say you needed to hire a football referee. If he said that he was a "pragmatic" referee, who viewed the rule book as "living" and thus would interpret the rules to suit the "times," would he be your man? Since it's the job...
  • Pro-Life Group: Kagan Gave False Abortion Testimony, Wants Probe

    07/01/2010 3:14:17 PM PDT · by julieee · 7 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 1, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-Life Group: Kagan Gave False Abortion Testimony, Wants Probe Washington, DC -- A national pro-life legal group that has been closely monitoring the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Elena Kagan is calling for a Senate investigation. Americans United for Life says Kagan was not forthcoming during her testimony in telling lawmakers has she lobbied two organizations to change their opinion. http://LifeNews.com/nat6490.html
  • The Banality of Elena

    07/01/2010 2:21:03 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 7/1/2010 | George Neumayr
    The chummy, Happy Jack Squirrel time atmosphere of Elena Kagan's confirmation hearing is a little hard to take. Yes, she is "likable enough," to borrow Barack Obama's phrase about Hillary Clinton, but that won't make her any less destructive on the Supreme Court. If anything, it will make her more so. Though generally pleasant, she has seemed a bit cocky and dishonest at times during the hearing. Notice that she is quite the confident expert on conscientious judging for someone who has never done any. And somehow Thurgood Marshall's doting pupil has suddenly become an "originalist." She offered up...
  • Kagan's Top Ten

    07/01/2010 4:50:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com | July 1, 2010 | Jillian Bandes
    Here are the top ten quotes from Solicitor General Elana Kagan as she goes into her fourth day of Senate hearings. 1. "Like all Jews, I was probably at a Chinese restaurant." — Responding to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who asked Kagan was she was doing on Christmas Day of last year, when a an terrorist was caught trying to blow up a plane. 2. "Lets just throw that piece of work in the trash, why don't we?" she said. "That's before I went to law school, and didn't understand much about the way judges should work." — Speaking about...
  • Evasion and Double Talk in Kagan Confirmation Hearings

    07/01/2010 4:48:29 AM PDT · by keep your powder dry · 12 replies
    ...and just yesterday she claimed (again by question dodging), that the Gov't is not bound by the commerce clause... ... Is this the kind of person we want serving on the Supreme Court? During her time in the Clinton White House Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan worked to undermine opposition to the barbaric practice of partial birth abortion. She was able to get a contact at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to insert a few lines in a report that was later used as the basis for legal challenges to a state ban on the practice. National...
  • 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 Post’s “Top Line” today, Coburn ratcheted up his critique of Kagan, saying she hasn’t been as forthcoming about her views as she should be, and questioning her interpretation of the Constitution’s Commerce Clause as well as her expressed willingness to follow court precedents. “I think...
  • Kagan Helped Bill Clinton Cover Up Scandals

    06/14/2010 10:50:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies · 368+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 6/14/2010
    President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee was a key figure in covering up at least two of Bill Clinton’s scandals although the true extent of her role won’t ever be known because the files will remain secret. The Clinton Library has released more than 40,000 pages of records from Elena Kagan’s tenure as a top White House counsel, but the most substantive material is being withheld under executive privilege by a commander-in-chief best known for getting impeached by Congress and selling trade mission seats to Chinese Communists. The crucial files were requested by the Senate Judiciary Committee as it prepares for...
  • All Kagan's papers for the Lewinsky affair should be made public (public vs. private lawyer)

    06/11/2010 3:03:40 PM PDT · by ChiefJayStrongbow · 7 replies · 440+ views
    My own limited mind | 6/11/2010 | ChiefJayStrongbow
    Clinton supposedly had his own private legal team for the Lewinsky scandal. Any work that Kagan did was paid for by the taxpayer and should be made public. If Clinton used her or any of her staff for private advice, it would be an ethical issue that should immediately disqualify her from serving on the Supreme Court.
  • As Dean, Elena Kagan Moved Harvard Away From Requiring Law Students to Study Constitutional Law

    05/28/2010 3:13:17 AM PDT · by Man50D · 9 replies · 568+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | May 28, 2010 | Pete Winn
    Elena Kagan, President Barack Obama’s choice to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court, is best known for moving Harvard Law School away from the 100-year old “case-law method” of legal study. But in the process, critics say, she moved the nation’s premier law school away from requiring the study of constitutional law towards the study of the laws of foreign nations and international law. As dean, Kagan won approval from the faculty in 2006 to make major changes to the Harvard Law's curricula. “My understanding is that she instituted three new courses to the...
  • Clinton Library Won’t Release Kagan Files

    05/23/2010 8:41:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies · 1,602+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 05/21/2010
    Claiming that there are too many files to sort through, Clinton Library officials won’t provide the Senate Judiciary Committee with crucial information on Elena Kagan’s work in the administration in time for her confirmation hearings. The committee, which considers judicial nominations, requested that the Supreme Court nominee’s records be furnished before the start of her June 28 confirmation hearings. The information is especially important because Kagan has no judicial experience and therefore no paper trail of legal opinions. That essentially makes her Clinton Administration work her most important, and perhaps revealing, to date. Kagan was a top White House counsel...
  • Supreme Court Nominee "Dean Kagan": Don't Ask, Don't Tell'...Anything about Shariah Law

    05/13/2010 4:57:27 AM PDT · by Iraqs Inconvenient Truth. · 212+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2010 | Alan Foster (American Thinker)
    Elena Kagan, current Solicitor General of The United States and former Dean of the Harvard Law School, exemplifies selective outrage. She knows a lot about "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" when it comes to ROTC on the Harvard Campus, but wears official blinders when it comes to Islamic treatment of homosexuals. When Professor Kagan ascended to the position of Dean of the Law School, Harvard was in a quandary over military recruitment. Long opposed to the military's policy towards openly gay men and women but ever solicitous of the greenbacks offered by the federal government, the school tried to hedge its...