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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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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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Kagan’s Late Abortion Ban Strategy Was Rejected by Constitutional Scholar, Key Senators, Advocates

In regard to Elena Kagan’s views on choice, we are left reading tea leaves, or rather old memos from her stint in the Clinton White House. And these don’t necessarily provide comfort.

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Weekly Pulse: SCOTUS Nominee Kagan a Cipher on Choice

Despite a long career in legal academia, Kagan has published very little and seems to have studiously avoided taking a stand on almost any controversial issue. 

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The Big Apple Supremes: We’re Not Talking Motown Here

President Obama has had the amazing good fortune to get two Supreme Court picks and in both cases, he picked a girl from New York. But was it a requirement that the nominee be a nice girl?

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Kagan Urged Clinton to Ban Late Abortions

In 1997, while serving as a White House adviser to President Bill Clinton, current Solicitor General and Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan urged the president to support a ban on late-term abortions for political reasons.

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Supreme Court Watch: Here Come The Judge(ments)

The sun has not yet set on the first day of Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court and already the sexist language, inferences, and other forms of irrelevant judgment have started to circulate, coming from both the ultra-right in the Republican party, anti-women’s rights/anti-gay rights advocacy groups, and the mainstream media.

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Obama Selects Elena Kagan as Nominee to Supreme Court

This morning, President Obama officially nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Reaction by both progressives and conservatives has been mixed.

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Roundup: One Day You’re In, and the Next Day, You’re Out

Obama will nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan, Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT) is likely out of a job, and the pill celebrated 50 years on Mother’s Day.

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Roundup: The Supreme Court, and Supreme Irony

How the Supreme Court battle is shaping up, and an anti-choicer refuses to be “intimidated” while trying to intimidate people.

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