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

    Elena Kagan has kept her cards so close to the vest that in the days after President Obama nominated her to the Supreme Court, some on the left worried she was too moderate to replace liberal Justice John Paul Stevens.

    But in documents obtained by CBS News, Kagan--while working as a law clerk to the late Justice Thurgood Marshall - made her positions clear on some of the nation's most contentious social issues.

    The documents, buried in Marshall's papers in the Library of Congress, show Kagan standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the liberal left, at a time when the Rehnquist Supreme Court was moving to the conservative right.

    They also provide a remarkably candid picture of her opinions, including on the most controversial issue Supreme Court nominees ever confront: abortion.

    Although Kagan's confirmation has thus far been an all but foregone conclusion, sources say these documents will give Republicans a few cards of their own to mount a strong fight against her.

    And they will only heighten demands for more information on her views--including interest in her papers in the Clinton Library. Some of the Clinton Library documents, which cover her time working in that administration, could be released as early as Friday.
    EXCLUSIVE: Documents Show Kagan's Liberal Opinion on Social Issues - Crossroads - CBS News

    Is anyone shocked O picked a hard leftist, again, for the SCOTUS?
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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Documents Show Kagan's Liberal Opinion on Social Issues

    Why is this shocking? Bush picked 2 hard righties. Did you bitch about it then?
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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Documents Show Kagan's Liberal Opinion on Social Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    EXCLUSIVE: Documents Show Kagan's Liberal Opinion on Social Issues - Crossroads - CBS News

    Is anyone shocked O picked a hard leftist, again, for the SCOTUS?
    Obama is President and with that position comes certain benefits, such as nominating people to fill vacancies on the Supreme Court. So no, I'm not surprised about that and i expect she will be confirmed.

    What I do find interesting is that this "transparent" administration failed to disclose her true political leanings, and it took a news organization to ferret out the information. Why not just be upfront about it when she was nominated?
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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Documents Show Kagan's Liberal Opinion on Social Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Why is this shocking? Bush picked 2 hard righties. Did you bitch about it then?
    It's that they've gone to such lengths to hide what she is from the public. As moon posted, so much for transparency
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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Documents Show Kagan's Liberal Opinion on Social Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    EXCLUSIVE: Documents Show Kagan's Liberal Opinion on Social Issues - Crossroads - CBS News

    Is anyone shocked O picked a hard leftist, again, for the SCOTUS?
    I read the article and I do not see anything that is hard left. Left sure, but more so in the middle of that spectrum from what I can tell.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I read the article and I do not see anything that is hard left. Left sure, but more so in the middle of that spectrum from what I can tell.
    Anything left of hard right can be construed by some Republicans as hard left.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I read the article and I do not see anything that is hard left. Left sure, but more so in the middle of that spectrum from what I can tell.
    More in the middle?
    I didn't think she was nominated for the Högsta domstolen (Swedish Supreme Court).


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

    It will be a great day when Americans understand that supreme court justices are not politicians, but they decide whether or not rulings, and or laws are constitutional. They may have their personal views, but the constitution is their guide in all of their rulings.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    More in the middle?
    I didn't think she was nominated for the Högsta domstolen (Swedish Supreme Court).
    I am aware of the institution that she is being nominated for. That is irrelevent to what that article shows to be her positions, which seem to land in a pretty middle left category.

    If she were hard left, she would be a socialist.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    It will be a great day when Americans understand that supreme court justices are not politicians, but they decide whether or not rulings, and or laws are constitutional. They may have their personal views, but the constitution is their guide in all of their rulings.

    Yeah, not so much. We have at least one representing the liberal wing right now that feels it is absolutely acceptable to look to Zimbabwe for case law here. So the constitution means little in that light to any liberal that feels this is included in stare decisis.


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