The Roberts court is to the right. Stevens is unanimously considered the most liberal of the Justices. Kagen's writings suggest a pragmatist with slightly left-of-center views.
There is currently only one member of the Court who even has the potential to surprise with his vote and that's Kennedy. If Kagen were replacing Kennedy or Thomas or Scalia, then you could argue about the Court moving to the left. She's not. She's replacing the justice who's already the furthest to the left. Thus, the court will shift slightly to the right of where it presently is: which is already pretty right. I'm not basing that on my political philosophy - I'm basing that on what most Constitutional Scholars believe to be the case.
The non-partisan First Amendment Center likes her. firstamendmentcenter.org: analysis
She was invited by a soldier who attended Harvard Law when she was Dean to pin him at the ceremony inducting him as head of the Massachusetts National Guard. Indeed, even though she abhorred Don't Ask, Don't Tell - she remained compliant with Solomon. Potential Court Pick Faced Dilemma at Harvard - NYTimes.com
She's not a radical lefty at all. She's a pragmatist.
You guys are like Shatner looking out the plane window and seeing the gremlin. You see "radicals" everywhere. It's just become ridiculous. Wolf has been cried too many times for me to really care anymore.
One of you will end up here next!
It's the way the game works.
Alito was further to the right from O'Connor and clearly shifted the court. Kagan isn't going to shift the court to the left; it's going to move slightly right as she is NOT as liberal as her predecessor. Thus, you're bitching about a court moving slightly more in your direction.
No no, she did kick the Military out of HARVARD... but that's not left, no she's really more of a centrist.. yeah.
Give it up, this lady isn't a legal scholar with interest in Constitutionality, she's an activist liberal of the worst kind and doesn't belong on the court.
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I guess your masters at Fox News forgot to tell several SCOTUS Justices past and present have spoken out positively for Kagan. Justice Scalia considers her "a friend" and said:
LINK“Currently, there is nobody on the Court who has not served as a judge --indeed, as a federal judge -- all nine of us,” he continued. “. . . I am happy to see that this latest nominee is not a federal judge – and not a judge at all.”
SCOTUS Justices are above the petty partisan tug-o-war that the fringe left and right too often engage in. They know that to get to the truth of complicated matters, you must challenge your own beliefs. That is accomplished by inviting a worthy intellectual to the table. The positive statements made about Kagan by current conservative Justices is unprecedented. They want her on their court. Get over it and move on.
Have you ever tried doing that, Vicchio? Challenging your own beliefs?