Tag: Kagan

The Dance Begins

Today begins the next installment of the Great Supreme Court Dance as the Senate starts its hearings on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the highest court in the land. These confirmation hearings have developed their own rituals. Here’s how the Dance will proceed: The nominee will state how honored she is to have been nominated. Democrats will praise her for her wonderful resume and her empathy for the downtrodden. Republicans will, to some extent, challenge her fitness for the… Read more »

The Wisdom of the Court?

The Supreme Court was never meant to be the ultimate authority in the land. That may surprise some people because we have operated on the premise it is the final word on all political controversies. As a nation, we’ve been conditioned to think that whenever the Court speaks, all shall bow before its wisdom. What wisdom was involved in a decision to make it legal to kill unborn children? Was it wisdom that later refused to rethink that decision simply because it… Read more »

Opposing Kagan: Let Me Count the Ways

Well, here we go again. It’s time for another round of  trauma as we prepare for hearings on President Obama’s latest nominee for the Supreme Court. She is current Solicitor General for the U.S. and former dean of the Harvard Law School. Thirty-one Republicans opposed her appointment for Solicitor General, so she is not without controversy regardless of the administration’s attempt to portray her as a legal moderate. So what are the basics on Elena Kagan? Why can she be… Read more »