Monday, June 28, 2010

Elena Kagan Confirmation Hearings

I'm getting to this kinda late, but there's a some kind of video feed here.

And at the New York Times, "
Kagan Promises Impartiality as Hearings Open."

Check also Politico, "
GOP plans attack on Kagan" (via Memeorandum.)

Added: I don't think Kagan's nomination will be defeated. Still, the Politico piece suggests Republicans will get mileage from trashing leftist judicial activism. There's also the threat of a filibuster. See The Hill, "Sessions leaves Kagan filibuster on the table." And while yesterday's Los Angeles Times sough to paint Kagan as a centrist ("Kagan's a not-so-leftist liberal"), the only thing that's changed since her socialist college days is the scale of her naked ambition and bogus appeals to moderation. The American Prospect is setting up some defensive talking point, in any case. See, "A Guide to the Kagan Smears."

And Ann Althouse has all kinds of Supreme Court blogging here.