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    Re: Kagan helped shield Saudis from 9/11 lawsuits

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    How is this "not what it seems"? Like some other deans, Kagan decided not to permit the military to recruit at the law school. When Congress passed a law to eliminate funding for universities that did this, Kagan and those other deans argued that it should have been overturned. The court unanimously disagreed.
    I think the fact that she tried to have the Solomon Amendment declared unconstitutional is much more important. She signed a friend of the court brief that was so outlandish, that it lost on a 8-0 ruling. Even the most liberal SC judge disagreed with her and the other law school professors.

    Her views obviously lie to the left of the current Supreme Court justices.

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    Re: Kagan helped shield Saudis from 9/11 lawsuits

    Quote Originally Posted by gill View Post
    her views obviously lie to the left of the current supreme court justices.
    so?

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    Re: Kagan helped shield Saudis from 9/11 lawsuits

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    Is she the one that sent the 767 around to pick up all of the Bin Laden relatives in the US, during a 'No Fly' order, to safely get them all out of the country?

    No? That wasn't her? She just protected them from law suits? I don't think that that was even necessary. It's carved in international law.

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    Re: Kagan helped shield Saudis from 9/11 lawsuits

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    You criticize others for advancing disingenuous claims while simultaneously advancing discredited conspiracy theories?

    snopes.com: Flights of Fancy
    I didn't know that snopes (a source I trust) had debunked the 'no fly' flights of the Bin Ladens and other Saudi nationals. I stand corrected.

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    Re: Kagan helped shield Saudis from 9/11 lawsuits

    Five bucks says somebody on Fox News will "ask a question" about whether she was complicit in the WTC attacks.
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    Re: Kagan helped shield Saudis from 9/11 lawsuits

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    To all you Liberals who support Kagan - Are you still interested in supporting her, or is the fact that she is being appointed by a Democrat more important to you?

    Just an honest question from me, and I would appreciate an honest answer from you.

    Article is here.
    I doubt this is true, it would make her a member of the Bush family now wouldn't it? I mean only a Bush would support the Royal family.
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    Re: Kagan helped shield Saudis from 9/11 lawsuits

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I doubt this is true, it would make her a member of the Bush family now wouldn't it? I mean only a Bush would support the Royal family.
    No it makes her a moderate.

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    Re: Kagan helped shield Saudis from 9/11 lawsuits

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    The idea of private citizens being able to sue foreign governments is ludicrous on its face. In what jurisdiction, exactly, are these lawsuits supposed to be tried?
    The Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague.

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    Re: Kagan helped shield Saudis from 9/11 lawsuits

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    The idea of private citizens being able to sue foreign governments is ludicrous on its face. In what jurisdiction, exactly, are these lawsuits supposed to be tried? Shall we open our courts to every foreigner who would like to sue our government for every act of war that we have ever committed or subsidized?

    I would agree that the Saudi royal family should face consequences for financing acts of war against us-- but our courts are not suitable for this purpose.
    While I agree with you that opening our (US) courts to this type of case would be ludicrous, I would dearly like to see a Court of Law that could without fear or favor handle such cases.

    Unfortunately US courts are not as unbiased as we are led to believe, primarily because our Lawyers are political appointees, who 90% of the time judge according to their political leanings.

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    Re: Kagan helped shield Saudis from 9/11 lawsuits

    Guess I hit the point there?

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