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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: Anti-Choice Attack Kagan, Hone Knives For Their Real Battle

Kagan is in the cross-fire of the anti-choice crowd; and the argument over feminism continues.

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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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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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