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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Documents Show Kagan's Liberal Opinion on Social Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Would you agree that Alito is to the right of O'Connor? - As EVERYONE who knows anything about Constitutional Law does?
    Of course, but that's not what you said. You said that Kagan is less liberal than Roberts or Alito are conservative. I'm asking you what you're basing that on.

    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. 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 -

    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.
    Can you link me to where I've called her a "radical lefty"? Can you link me to anywhere where I've said that she shouldn't be confirmed?

    I have no real problem with Kagan and think she'll be absolutely fine on the court. Even if I didn't like her, I would still think that the Senate should approve her in deference to Obama's desire. My objection to your post is simply to point out that I don't think there's anything to support the claim that I hear tossed about so much, which is that Alito and Roberts are "far-right" while the liberal wing of the court is "center-left."
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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Documents Show Kagan's Liberal Opinion on Social Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    And that's the talking point the DNC and the LEft want to get out. Kagan isn't that Liberal.

    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.
    From some Conservatives:
    The conservative case for Kagan : The Rebel Yell

    Additionally - the facts surrounding recruitment:

    As dean, Ms. Kagan basically followed a strategy toward military recruiting that was already in place. Here, some background may be helpful: Since 1979, the law school has had a policy requiring all employers who wish to use the assistance of the School's Office of Career Services (OCS) to schedule interviews and recruit students to sign a statement that they do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, and so on.

    For years, the U.S. military, because of its "don't ask, don't tell" policy, was not able to sign such a statement and so did not use OCS. It did, however, regularly recruit on campus because it was invited to do so by an official student organization, the Harvard Law School Veterans Association.
    Robert C. Clark: Kagan and the Military: What Really Happened -

    And I'll note that you use no evidence - just making the assertion that your opinion of her is enough to serve as fact. Typical.

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    The Roe vs. Wade litmus test has been performed. Have the supremes decided any cases since 1973?
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