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Latest Supreme Court Items
Since Elena Kagan has no actual judicial experience, one can't help wondering if the Supreme Court nomination hearings were anything other than a political quiz show.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who already decides whether liberals or conservatives win the Supreme Court's most closely contested cases, is about to take on an even more influential behind-the-scenes role with the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens.
Senators who vote to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court will need to answer this fall for ignoring legal ethics while contributing to the Obama administration's culture of death. Solicitor General Kagan acted unethically - while an aide to President Clinton and in testimony last week to the Senate Judiciary Committee - to promote the monstrosity known as partial-birth abortion.
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.
Liberty as Americans always have understood it appears an alien concept to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Last week's Senate Judiciary Committee hearings made clear that Solicitor General Kagan views the federal government's power as almost unlimited.
Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, said he plans to vote against confirming Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.
In July 1776, when John Hancock and the other 55 signatories to the Declaration of Independence mutually pledged their "Lives, Fortunes and sacred Honor," the pledge was not to be taken lightly. By their act, their lives and fortunes were, indeed, put at risk.
The U.S. Senate's confirmation process for Supreme Court justices has taken a turn toward ad hominem attacks on a foreign Supreme Court judge: Aharon Barak ("The case against Kagan," Web, Opinion, June 24).
"Kagan's kabuki theater" (Comment & Analysis, Wednesday) says that "the Senate should revise its procedures so that nominees are no longer allowed to disguise and distort - or even lie about - their true beliefs." Unfortunately, that's not enough.