Kagan May Mean a More Conservative Court

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    Kagan May Mean a More Conservative Court - National - The Atlantic
     
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    Kagan is nowhere near a conservative, she fought to keep the ROTC out of Harvard because of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
     
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    Like we needed any more evidence of how falling-over-themselves leftist the lamestream media is. :lol:
     
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    Oh, boy. If you're a Republican, that can't be good . . . :eusa_hand:
     
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    It really doesn't matter if she get the appointment, one liberal for another. No harm no foul.
     
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    At no point during her tenure did she deny students access to recruiters.

    SCOTUS never ruled her wrong in trying to keep recruiters away. She was deemed wrong in her insistence that refusing to let recruiters on campus shouldn't result in loss of federal funds.
     
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    As dean of Harvard Law School, Kagan banned ROTC recruiters from using the school’s Office of Career Services, saying the Pentagon's "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy of restricting open gays from serving in the military “is profoundly wrong -- both unwise and unjust.”

    Kagan challenged the Solomon Amendment, a federal law that allows the secretary of Defense the right to deny federal funds to colleges that prevent military recruiters or the ROTC on campus.

    Kagan and 40 other Harvard Law School professors signed an amicus brief saying the Solomon Amendment was unconstitutional. The Supreme Court disagreed with the professors, ruling 8-0 to uphold the law.

    One Top GOP Line of Attack: Kagan?s Opposition to Military Recruitment at Harvard Law School?s Office of Career Services - Political Punch
     
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    True, she actually denied recruiters access to students.


    Again true, but only because that issue was not before the court. They did deem her unanimously wrong in her belief that she could tell the government that they had to give her their money without the strings she did not like.

    I wonder, do you think she also opposes Title IX and its requirements of equal opportunity if you want federal funds? If so she sure did not put that protest into words, or action. I think that this indicates that she is unqualified for the Supreme Court because she cannot make sound legal judgements based on established principle. Anyone with even a basic understanding of constitutional law should have known where that would have come down.
     
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    "A couple of times when she was so focused on her work, she would park her car and leave it running overnight. She just forgot to turn it off."

    Said Lawrence Lessig, about Elena Kagan, with whom he taught at the University of Chicago Law School.
    Althouse: "A couple of times when she was so focused on her work, she would park her car and leave it running overnight. She just forgot to turn it off."

    This is supposed, I assume, to be a positive for the prospective Justice...

    but did you or anyone you know ever "park her car and leave it running overnight. She just forgot to turn it off."???


    To put it another way, would this not be an SNL deluge if it were a Repub, who, say, read a card handed to him that misspelled 'potato'?

    Or would the car bit be considered indicia of mental illness?
     
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    If they're not good enough recruiters to get students to want to walk into the ofice, that's on them.
    Exactly what I said
     

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