Skip to comments.Exploring Kagan
Posted on 05/10/2010 5:49:46 PM PDT by lancer256
President Barack Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, once wrote that Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court judicial nominees should explore a "nominee's set of constitutional views and commitments." By all means, let's accommodate her and begin exploring.
We could start with the presumption, given Obama's ideology and judicial philosophy, that any nominee he chooses will be troubling for advocates of judicial restraint and interpreting the Constitution according to its original understanding. But let's put that aside for this little exploration.
On my initial research, a number of problematic areas have surfaced. Consider, for starters:
--She has no judicial experience and hardly any experience practicing law. She's mainly been an academic. I confess this one bothers me less than others, for I believe an intellectually honest academic, with proper respect for the Constitution, could make a fine appellate judge.
--Kagan, as dean of Harvard Law School, joined an amicus brief in an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and another brief to the Supreme Court challenging a congressional law that denied federal funding to universities that didn't allow military recruiters access to their campuses. Kagan was outraged at the military because of its "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which banned openly homosexual men and women from the service, once calling it "a profound wrong -- a moral injustice of the first order."
(Excerpt) Read more at davidlimbaugh.com ...
Another one Obama is vague about and would rather you not explore.
I’ll just defer to Leahy and Schumer as to qualifications. Their hearty complaint was lack of an appropriate judicial temperament. For Kagan, without a day in judicial robes, it’s easy to find her judicial temperament insufficient.
Kagan is Michelle Obama’s secret lover.
“’(B)ut the credit does not belong to the Framers. It belongs to those who refused to acquiesce in outdated notions of ‘liberty,’ ‘justice,’ and ‘equality.’”
This Freeper and TEA Partier will continue to cling to those “outdated notions of ‘liberty,’ ‘justice,’ and ‘equality!’”
Giggle, I wouldn’t be at all surprised given her and Obama’s track records.
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