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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Yes she should. She is qualified, intelligent, and has no disqualifying characteristics which I am aware of. Generally I think the Senate should let the president appoint whoever he wants, as long as they meet those criteria and aren't too far outside the judicial mainstream. (Cue comparisons of Kagan to Chairman Mao...now. )
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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    I don't think she will use the Constitution as a base to make her decisions.

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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I don't think she will use the Constitution as a base to make her decisions.

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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Simple question, but please explain why.
    No. She supports more power to the executive branch of government. On an impersonal level, the Senate should not confirm her simply because she will take more power away from it and the House of Representatives and give it to the President. On a personal level, I think the President has far too much power already, and we should try to support checks and balances between branches, not tear it away. Realistically, I think the Senate will confirm her because if she does give the President more power as a Supreme Court Justice that will give fewer responsibilities to them, which means they can blame more things on the President when they run for office instead of accept responsibility themselves.

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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Simple question, but please explain why.
    I say no. She basically has no experience as a judge. The fact that she required the Study of International and Foreign Law but not U.S. Constitutional Law as a Harvard dean proves that she does not give a rats ass about the constitution.
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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Yes she should. She is qualified, intelligent, and has no disqualifying characteristics which I am aware of. Generally I think the Senate should let the president appoint whoever he wants, as long as they meet those criteria and aren't too far outside the judicial mainstream. (Cue comparisons of Kagan to Chairman Mao...now. )
    I normally would agree with you

    but using Obama's standards concerning the far more qualified Roberts and Alito the answer is no



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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Should they? No.

    Will they? Yes.


    Why? Because Kagan will endorse and move forward the ideology of the Congressional majority and the current President. When the majority changes and when the President changes she will continue to endorse and move forward that ideology. She is not qualified in my opinion... but when ideology is at stake, the Constitution comes second or third.
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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    I voted no due to lack of judicial experience.
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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Simple question, but please explain why.
    No, I don't think she will interpret "The Constitution" as written, so that pretty much disqualifies her from my pool of applicants.
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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    The US Senate and Elena Kagan have no working foundation of the US Constitution thus this will be a match made in hell.
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