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Senate Confirms Kagan for U.S. Supreme Court

Elena Kagan has been confirmed by the Senate as our next Supreme Court Justice.

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Roundup: Kagan Debate, and New Jersey Republicans Flip-Flop On Family Planning

The debate over Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination begins, and New Jersey Republicans who voted for family planning funding are now refusing to override the governor’s veto.

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Roundup: Kagan Passes Committee, Conservatives Get a Little Crazy

Elena Kagan is one step closer to being a Supreme Court Justice, and the anti-choice movement is starting to foam at the mouth.

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On the Fourth Day…Still Talkin’ Gays, Guns, and Abortion

The fourth day of the Kagan hearings included – once again, guns, gays, abortion, and let me throw in judicial activism, because what’s a Supreme Court Justice hearing without cries of “judicial activism” after all?

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Weekly Pulse: Kagan Hearings: Gags, God, Guns, and Gays

Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings kicked off on Monday, and her nomination has been met by glum resignation on the left and indifference on the right.

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Roundup: Getting To Know Kagan

Everyone claims she’s an enigma in a dowdy suit, but after this weekend, maybe we know the Supreme Court nominee a little better.

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(UPDATED) Pro-Choice House Leader Calls on Senate to Question Kagan on Abortion Memo, Commitment

UPDATED: Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, head of the House Pro-Choice Caucus, has asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to question Kagan on her commitment to the right to choose and on her “troubling” memo written for President Clinton.

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Kagan and Reproductive Rights: No Time for Complacency

Because abortion is not openly being discussed right now in regard to Elena Kagan’s nomination, it’s tempting to assume it may never really become an issue.  Don’t bet on it.

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A Progressive’s Defense of Elena Kagan

Some progressives have denounced the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court as an affront to Stevens’ legacy and further proof the President has abandoned his base.  But she is an excellent choice.

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The Problem With Elena Kagan Is Barack Obama

Elena Kagan – safe, no record, never challenged power, beloved by the establishment in Washington – the perfect Obama candidate. The ball is down against our own goal line and the guy thinks he just scored a touchdown.

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