Tuesday, July 20, 2010

ELENA KAGAN'S SUPREME COURT NOMINATION APPROVED BY SENATE COMMITTEE

Posted by: Roxxanne Roxxanne


According to the Huffington Post, today the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 13-6 vote approved Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination.


Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was the only Republican to cast his vote in support of Kagan's nomination. Graham said,

"[w]hat's in Elena Kagan's heart is that of a good person who adopts a philosophy I disagree with." "She will serve this nation honorably, and it would not have been someone I would have chosen, but the person who did choose, President Obama, I think chose wisely."

Many Republicans are in opposition of Kagan's nomination because they feel she is too liberal and her political views will influence her decision making on the bench. 


Kagan first caught flack during her nomination when Republicans questioned Kagan's decision as dean of Harvard Law School to ban military recruiters from the school's career service office because of their policy on openly gay soldiers in the military.



Kagan's nomination will next be decided by the entire Senate, which is expected to confirm her nomination in the coming weeks.

I'm happy to hear of Kagan's nomination approval. The Supreme Court is slowly, but surely starting to resemble this thing called diversity. Now if Pres. Obezzy could nominate an African-American Justice (Clarence doesn't count!) to the high court, all would be right in my world.

As for the Republicans being j.o.s.e.rs, I've learned that you've got to let a joser, jose...trust me, it keeps you on your toes!



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