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  • Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan arrives for her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Monday, June 28,2010, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Kagan pledges deference to Congress

    Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan pledged Monday to be properly deferential to Congress if confirmed as a justice and to strive to "consider every case impartially, modestly, with commitment to principle and in accordance with law."

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan meets with Sen. Tom Udall, New Mexico Democrat, on Capitol Hill. Newly released e-mails from Elena Kagan's time as an aide to President Clinton portray the Supreme Court nominee as a driven and highly opinionated person with a flair for political tactics and little tolerance for high-flying rhetoric.

    EDITORIAL: The case against Kagan

    Solicitor General Elena Kagan is too political, too leftist, too inexperienced and too disrespectful towards existing law to be confirmed for the U.S. Supreme Court. As Ms. Kagan's nomination hearings begin on Monday, what we now know about her should disturb fair-minded Americans, and should embolden moderate senators of both parties to avoid rubber-stamping her for a lifetime appointment.

  • Illustration: Kagan and Shariah

    GAFFNEY: Courting Shariah

    Hats off to Sen. Jeff Sessions. The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee has opened up an important new front in the debate over Solicitor General Elena Kagan's fitness to serve on the Supreme Court: her attitude toward the repressive legal code authoritative Islam calls Shariah and her enabling of efforts to insinuate it into this country.

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