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Reporters on the Confirmation Process

Posted in Kagan Nomination, Law and Politics by Mike Sacks on May 19, 2010

Last night at the Library of Congress, C-SPAN held a panel on its new book about the Supreme Court in its own words based on the televised interview series that first aired this past October.

Here’s an excerpt of the panelists discussing the sustained woefulness of our confirmation process:

Welcome The Atlantic Readers!

Posted in Kagan Nomination, Law and Politics by Mike Sacks on May 11, 2010

Chris Good at The Atlantic’s Politics Channel quotes F1@1F in his post on whether Solicitor General Kagan will have to eat her fifteen-year-old words at her confirmation hearing.  Good concludes:

Perhaps she’ll avoid the tough questions. But if she does–if she tries not to get pinned down on how she views certain constitutional issues, that would almost certainly violate the spirit of her 1995 article. Then again, perhaps it’s the Senate’s responsibility to pin her down, and not hers to cooperate. After all, Kagan didn’t disparage Justices Breyer and Ginsburg for being on the receiving end of those “lovefests.”

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