Posts tagged: Elena Kagan
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., swears in Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Capitol Hill in Washington today during her confirmation hearings before the committee. (AP Photo/WinMcNamee, Pool)
A photo on the front page of Tuesday’s The Wall Street Journal featured a 17-year-old photo of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan playing softball. Gay activists say it is a blatant attempt to paint Kagan as a lesbian. The Journal says that is nonsense. Fox News held a debate on the issue. Incidentally, The Wall Street Journal and Fox News are both owned by Rupert Murdoch/Idaho Conservative Blogger. More here, including video discussion. (Wall Street Journal photo)
Question: Seriously? A woman might be a lesbian because she played softball? Do you see anything more in this photo than an athletic woman?
President Barack Obama gives Solicitor General and Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan a kiss as Vice President Joe Biden stands at left, during an announcement in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
It’s Kagan! Why is President Obama choosing his solicitor general, Elena Kagan, as his second nominee to the U.S Supreme Court? By all accounts, Obama wants someone who can serve as a counterweight to the intellectual heft of Chief Justice John Roberts. Regardless of how strong a liberal Kagan would prove to be, as a former dean of Harvard Law School, Kagan practically defines legal gravitas. She’s also a female, which adds to the court’s gender diversity. She’s young, at 50, which means she could be on the court for a quarter century. And she’s never been a judge, which gives her a quality that Obama is known to have been seeking: someone to bring a different sensibility to a court that’s currently dominated by judges/Michael D. Shear, Washington Post. More here. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh: Barack Obama and Elena Kagan)
Question: Are you comfortable with President Obama’s choice of a person for the U.S. Supreme Court who has never been a judge?