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    Judiciary panel OKs Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

    Judiciary panel OKs Elena Kagan for Supreme Court - Yahoo! News

    WASHINGTON The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to approve Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court.

    The 13-6 vote sends Kagan's nomination to the full Senate, where she's expected to be confirmed as early as next week to succeed retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.

    Just one Republican, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, joined panel Democrats in supporting President Barack Obama's second Supreme Court nominee. A few more Republicans are likely to back her in the full Senate, where Democrats have more than enough votes to confirm her.

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    Re: Judiciary panel OKs Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

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    Re: Judiciary panel OKs Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I guess she's as good as in.
    I don't know why people were so rattled by her, it's not like she's liberal.

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    Re: Judiciary panel OKs Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I don't know why people were so rattled by her, it's not like she's liberal.
    1. No judicial experience

    2. Not a fan of the 1st nor 2nd Amendment

    Granted its replacing one liberal with another so Im not all that annoyed but those are my reasons.
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    Re: Judiciary panel OKs Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

    Using traditional standards she is certainly qualified.

    Using the Bork standard she should be denied because she is not nearly as qualified as Bork

    using the Roberts/Alito standard-she should be denied since Obama picked her and Obama and Biden both voted against these two much much much more qualified candidates than someone who has no experience as a judge and whose experience as an appellate advocate is limited to the obama administration.



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    Re: Judiciary panel OKs Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

    She scares me.

    YouTube - Kagan Declines To Say Gov't Has No Power to Tell Americans What To Eat

    Her inability to answer this question right away is more than troublesome.

    Of course she will be replacing Stevens so that is a plus.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: Judiciary panel OKs Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Helvidius View Post
    She scares me.

    YouTube - Kagan Declines To Say Gov't Has No Power to Tell Americans What To Eat

    Her inability to answer this question right away is more than troublesome.

    Of course she will be replacing Stevens so that is a plus.
    I worry about "idealists" who don't have children. Quotamayor and Kagan don't have children--that they may be lesbians isn't the issue-its that they have no investment in the future. Idealists with no children IMHO are more prone to engage in machinations that appeal to their intellect or bias without having to worry about what their decisions will do to the society their children or grand children will have to live in

    I opposed Souter for the same reason.



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    Re: Judiciary panel OKs Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I worry about "idealists" who don't have children. Quotamayor and Kagan don't have children--that they may be lesbians isn't the issue-its that they have no investment in the future. Idealists with no children IMHO are more prone to engage in machinations that appeal to their intellect or bias without having to worry about what their decisions will do to the society their children or grand children will have to live in

    I opposed Souter for the same reason.
    I disagree with the fact that not having children makes someone less responsible.
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    Re: Judiciary panel OKs Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I worry about "idealists" who don't have children.
    I worry about people that do have children. Are they going to tax us single people to pay for their kids education?

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    Re: Judiciary panel OKs Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I worry about people that do have children. Are they going to tax us single people to pay for their kids education?
    don't they already?
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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