Elena Kagan

U.S. Senate Confirms Kagan Nomination to Supreme Court

A week ago, the U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Elena Kagan to a seat on the Supreme Court, 63-37.  Kagan’s confirmation can be attributed to the support of five Republican moderates: Senators Susan Collins (Maine), Lindsey Graham (South Carolina), Judd Gregg (New Hampshire), Richard Lugar (Indiana), and Olympia Snowe (Maine).  Only one Democrat, Senator Ben Nelson [...]

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Conservatives Have Reservations About Kagan Nomination

After a week of questioning, conservatives and even some liberals, including Senators Arlen Specter (D-PA), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT), have reservations about Elena Kagan.  Among them are her penchant for international law, which she says should be referenced in Supreme Court decisions; her lack of judicial experience; her unwillingness to discuss pertinent legal issues; and [...]

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Kagan Nominated to Supreme Court

Last month, PAI reported that John Paul Stevens had announced his retirement at the end of the court’s current term. As a result, President Obama has nominated U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan to fill Stevens’ seat.  Stevens’ retirement gives President Obama his second Supreme Court nominee in just two years.  Both Stevens and David Souter [...]

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