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President Obama Nominates Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. by The Elephant's Child

President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court today.  The nomination is the major news on the internet today. There is much to be troubled by, but it will take time for exploration of  her background and qualifications to take place.

Attorney Paul Mirengoff of Power Line wasted no words:

She has no judging experience.

She has little experience as a practicing lawyer.

She has approximately one year of experience as Solicitor General of the United States.

She has lots of experience in academia, but has published only a small amount of scholarly work, none of which seems particularly noteworthy.

As the dean of Harvard Law School, she was tolerant of conservative law professors, but not of the United States military.

This briefly sums up what everyone else has said in a brief space.  We will have ample time to fill in the blanks.

A Supreme Court nomination is a very big deal.  It is a lifetime appointment, and decisions will influence the country for generations.  At present there is a great divide between those who revere the Constitution that has served us so well for 223 years, and those who feel that the Constitution must change and develop in concert with the ideas of the political party in power.

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Disgraced Eliot Spitzer was opining how her
lack of experience was a good thing.
Democrat’s can recycle themselves
Republican’s cannot “come back”.
Elena Kagan is another member of the Chicago
crowd , a elitist and a trojan horse .


Comment by Ron spins

Eliot Spitzer has a self control problem.
Liberal’s have self control problems.
the comments are a good read


Comment by Ron spins

so what percentage of the people Obama keeps bringing on board that are NOT associated directly with Harvard Law Schol and The University of Chicago? I swear when I hear of academic background, everyone he appoints to some position practically seems to be required to have chaired, taught, or attended these two places.


Comment by Mike Lovell

Throw in Yale, and you have the whole Supreme Court, I think. Washington DC seems to be pretty incestuous — everybody goes to the same schools, same law schools. It’s who you know that matters. I have read that we have a bunch of candidates this time around that are graduates of the War in Iraq and the War in Afghanistan — but haven’t seen many on the names yet except for Col Allan West.


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