Elena Kagan

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: On late-term abortion, Kagan not so brilliant

    The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who was pro-choice, correctly labeled partial-birth abortion as "just too close to infanticide." In this light, the Times' editorial "Kagan's partial-birth extremism" (July 1) suggests that Ms. Kagan adheres to a constitutional jurisprudence enunciated by Lady Macbeth in Act I, Scene V of Shakespeare's "Macbeth." It is comforting to know that a Justice Kagan will adhere to Lady Macbeth's principles rather than bother with annoying constitutional protections of life found explicitly in the Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth amendments, protections that, if competently applied by the Supreme Court, would outlaw elective abortion altogether.


  • Political Scene

    Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, said he plans to vote against confirming Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.


  • In this April 16, 2010, file photo Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Friday, July 2, Mr. Hatch said he will vote against the confirmation of President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

    Hatch says he'll vote against Kagan's nomination

    Republican Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah says he'll oppose Solicitor General Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court.


  • PRUDEN: A vague, vapid mystery for the Supreme Court

    Now that the charade is over, the U.S. Senate can get on with confirming Elena Kagan as the ninth justice of the Supreme Court, succeeding John Paul Stevens. Not a moment too soon, either, lest the rest of us gag on the pabulum.


  • Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 30, 2010, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on her nomination. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    NRA comes out against Kagan

    The National Rifle Association on Thursday publicly opposed the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, telling senators their votes could impact whether the powerful gun rights' lobby endorses them for re-election.


  • NRA fires at Kagan's high court nomination

    The National Rifle Association on Thursday announced it will oppose the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, telling senators their votes could affect whether the powerful gun rights' lobby endorses them for re-election.


  • Illustration: Kagan the Conqueror by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times (Note to Daily Kos, Media Matters, Raw Story, etc. this photograph has been altered)

    KUHNER: Kagan the conqueror

    The Republicans have failed - once again. The Senate confirmation hearings on Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court have been a farce. Republican senators refused to challenge thoroughly and aggressively Ms. Kagan's transnational, leftist agenda. Instead, they hardly laid a glove on her.


  • U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan testifies on Capitol Hill for a third day on Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "... Consensus is, in general, a very good thing for the judicial process and for the country," she said regarding high court decisions. (Associated Press)

    Kagan dodges Democrats' digs at high court

    Treading carefully, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Wednesday declined an invitation from Senate Democrats to portray the current high court as partisan, rejecting concerns that a recent spate of 5-4 decisions has eroded important legal precedents.


  • Profits from sales of an "extremely limited edition" George Washington rye whiskey will benefit Mount Vernon's education programs. Photo by Russ Flint/Special to The Washington Times

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