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    Default Elena Kagan is SCOTUS Pick

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obama_supreme_court

    Or at least that's the heavily indicated rumor until later today.

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    Default Re: Elena Kagan is SCOTUS Pick

    Early game suggests progressives are worried she isn't liberal enough, and conservatives are saying she has no experience as a judge. When did being a judge become a requirement for SCOTUS? That might be a tough sell; Rehnquist was never a judge until he got on the court.
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    And its official...

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    I have not heard much about her. Anyone know what her qualifications are and possible pitfalls?

    I know I could look it up but to be honest i am too lazy after a long day

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    Default Re: Elena Kagan is SCOTUS Pick

    Possible pitfalls:

    1. She never was a judge (but that didn't hurt Rehnquist), so she has no record to be judged by.

    2. As Dean of Harvard Law School, she banned Army recruiting on campus because of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

    3. She may be gay - not that it's a bad thing.

    Plusses:

    1. As U. S. Solicitor General, she was confirmed by a 2/3 majority of the Senate, which included many Republicans.

    2. Her scholarly qualifications are beyond criticism.
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    Default Re: Elena Kagan is SCOTUS Pick

    We just dont know enough about her views on the role of the Court and her views on the constitution. I hope we can get some straight answers out of her during the hearings. I fully expect her to be confirmed with minimal resistance. I dont think it would be smart for the Repubs to attempt a filibuster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLY View Post
    We just dont know enough about her views on the role of the Court and her views on the constitution.

    She believes that the Constitution mandates that the Federal government protect the rights of the individual and that states' rights to self govern are very limited, and that the Supreme Court should take a very active role in limiting states' powers.

    Just jerkin' yer chain, UGLY. I have no idea what her views are.
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    Interesting what history has shown us in this regard.

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