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After Senate Approval, Elena Kagan Joins U.S. Supreme Court

August 11, 2010 by  

After Senate approval, Elena Kagan set to join U.S. Supreme Court In a vote last week the United States Senate approved the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to become the 112th justice of the Supreme Court.

After bruising confirmation hearings, the Senate voted largely along party lines 63-37. Five Republicans backed Kagan, and one Democrat voted against her candidacy, according to media reports.

The vote was loudly criticized by many GOP members who warned about Kagan’s potential judicial activism and limited legal experience outside of academia. Her pro-life stance has also been highlighted by many social conservatives, including Family Research Council and Americans United for Life Action.

Moreover, former presidential candidate and the president of American Values Gary Bauer commented that “left-wing judges are forcing radical social change on the American people.”

He added that “the record and the history of Ms. Kagan demonstrate she will be another vote for the radical left agenda rather than constitutional government.”

Meanwhile, the confirmation was welcomed by Democratic leaders, including Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tim Kaine who applauded President Obama for selecting “such a strong nominee.”

Kaine said he had full confidence in her legal acumen and her dedication to working for those who seek justice in America’s courts.

Kagan, who is set to replace Justice John Paul Stevens who will retire later this year, was sworn in on Saturday afternoon.ADNFCR-1961-ID-19921634-ADNFCR

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  • s c

    The five ‘Republicans’ who voted for that woman should be neutered and outed as ‘Democrats.’ This
    does not bode well for the Supreme Court or America. We may live to see the day when Americans will shout with one voice Washington what Andrew Jackson said when he knew how flawed a Supreme Court decision could be. I’m paraphrasing Jackson’s words when he said “Let them try to enforce it.”
    Social engineering and social justice from the bench is about to go into high gear, people. Anyone who doubts it is surely under the influence of a mind-rotting, narcotic IV drip.

    • WarriorH

      The five current conservatives (?) serving on the SCOTUS should be protected like national treasures for the next 2 years. God help us if we should lose one of them during the reign of this regime.

  • slickporsche

    SC I agree on that one. It is like where am I? I do not feel like I live in Amerca anymore. For me, it is already gone, and there is no turning back, unless Americans grow some”balls”, and fight with their guns, and blood. There is no other way, fight, or give up. The latter is what most will and are doing.

    I cannot even stand to look at Kagan, she looks like a HOG standing on its hind legs.

    • Doc Sarvis

      So your criteria for a good Supreme Court Justice is one with good looks? That is pretty sad.

      • Bob

        Hey Doc, Got a question for you. Of the three women judges setting on the FAKE Supreme Court, which one would you prefer to be seen at a 5 Star Restaurant with? Larry, Curley, or Moe ! ! !

        • Al Sieber

          Bob, I think “Shemp”.

      • Doc Sarvis

        I can see I’ll get no substantive dialog from you two.

        • Bob from Missouri

          Hey Doc, Guess you won’t because you are setting to far out in LEFT field. Come closer to the center and think like the majority of us Americans do. Did you crawl out from under the same rock as Obama and all of his thugs?

          • Doc Sarvis

            So it would seem that you are with the others who think we should pick our Supreme Court Justices based upon their looks.

        • taxman

          If you are a doctor you will love the obamacare plan. Lawyers’ will make a killing as usual but doctors will be restricted on how much they can make and of course that will be at the highest tax rate. We will welcome you to the ever growing entitlement group of Americans.

      • kate8

        Beauty is as beauty does. We can see what she’s about.

        She’s just another pig in this pack of America-hating swine.

        • taxman

          kate8, you are funny, we have have to tax you for that.

        • s c

          Kate8, I’ll leave this for you, just in case you go back and review older feedback. There is an email making the email circuit lately, and it makes a case for the idea that Herr Obummer is indebted to Kagan because SHE is the main reason why the ‘birth certificate issue’ will never get into the public spotlight.
          If it’s true (even it’s only half true), then the White House has been compromised, and we have been saddled with a pretender whose allegiance is to any puppet master who’s willing to step up and make a down payment for the deposit of ownership on the current [temporary] Pretender-in-Chief.
          My God, what happened?

      • http://comcast.net fed up!

        Kagan looks like a damn slob! She has no right to be a SCJ as she has no experience. Further more, she is a marxist. So is the asses that voted for her.Time to clean house or else.
        By the way, is her damned robe going to cost the taxpayers by the yard or by the pound?

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    This administration does not deem experience as a necessity. Barry didn’t have the experience one would need to run a country, so why should any of our Supreme Court justices be held to a higher standard?

  • J.M.R.

    WHEN YOU LOOK UNDER ROCKS YOU CAN’T EXPECT TO FIND ANYTHING THAT HAS A BRAIN.

  • Bob

    ALL I CAN SAY IS; BIRDS OF A FEATHER STICK TOGETHER. IF YOU WANT TO MAKE YOURSELF APPEAR TO BE SMARTER AND BETTER LOOKING, YOU SURROUNDYOURSELF WITH PEOPLE THAT ARE DUMBER AND UGLIER THAN YOU ARE, AND OBAMA IS SURE DOING A GREAT JOB AT THAT. JUST LOOK AT HIS ADMINISTRATION AND ALL THE PEOPLE HE AND AUNT JEMIMA HANG AROUND WITH.

  • Vick

    I want to know why this Solicitor General was good enough for the Supreme Court when George Bush’s Solicitor General didn’t have enough experience for the Supreme Court.

    • Brad

      Vick,

      President Bush didn’t have a majority in the senate where as Obama does, go figure.

    • Bob

      Vick, This ugly piece of crap, you can’t even call her a woman, look at the picture of her at the beginning of this article. As someone said, she looks like a HOG standing on its hind legs, was the person who kept protecting Obama so he wouldn’t have to show proof of citizenship. So, now he owes her big time, and being as gay as she is, he had his henchmen make sure that she got appointed to the Supreme Court. This is why we must have him thrown out of office, because if he is impeached all the evil things he has done will stand, but if he is forced out of office, all of them will be made null and void.

    • Norm

      Vick
      She was totally incompetent. She had little support from either party.

      • http://comcast.net fed up!

        That is the sum of our sorry government Total INCOMPETENT!!! And the joke is on us and our wallets.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        If she had no support from EITHER party Norm then how in the hell did she get comfirmed?!!?!?!? the progressives supported her because Nobamam did!!!

  • EltonJ

    Throwing the son of Kenya out of office is going to be tough. But we can snip the strings of power come Election day.

  • libra

    MAYBE, JUST MAYBE A POWERFUL MAJORITY CAN FORCE THE UNLOCKING OF THE OBAMA SECRETS LOCKER. THE MILITARY DR. WHO IS RISKING A CAREER AND MAYBE HIS FREEDOM AND CERTAINLY HIS MILITARY CAREER TO SEEK THE TRUTH OF THIS MUSLIM KENYAN BORN PRETENDER TO THE THRONE WILL FORCE THE ROCK TO BE LIFTED AND SOME SUNSHINE DISINFECTANT. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE NULLIFICATION OF THE WRECKAGE OBAMA HAS MADE OF OUR GREAT REPUBLIC WITH HIS MARXIST, HOMOSEXUAL AND USA HATING APPOINTMENTS. I DO NOT THINK THE REPUBLIC CAN STAND FOR 2 MORE YEARS OF THIS CRIMINAL IN THE OVAL OFFICE. HIS PLANS OF BANKRUPTING THE COUNTRY SO THAT HE AND HIS MARXIST HENCHMEN CAN PUT US UNDER MARXIST RULE. VOTE IN NOV.

    • kate8

      The Republicans have been in on the cover-up so far. What makes you think a majority of them will change anything?

      We need new people, who can put America first. And who are willing to pay the unltimate price if it comes to that.

      I think Michelle Bachman does this. And she’s become a target. Is there anyone else with such courage?

  • Bob from Missouri

    Some one said to look at the picture of Kegan at the beginning of the article. I did, and HOLY U No What, she looks like she should be setting behind the steering wheel of a 18 wheeler instead of behind the desk of a Supreme Court Judge.

    • Doc Sarvis

      As I said before; “So your criteria for a good Supreme Court Justice is one with good looks? That is pretty sad.”

      • alpha-lemming

        Worked for the “American Idol” POTUS!!
        Trip’s gonna suck…. may as well enjoy the scenery.

        • Bob

          Hey Alpha,
          You are right. We need to enjoy the scenery, especally if they are going to be there for life. Also we need someone there with brains and good sence. These two radicals that Obama selected are as intellient as the rocks they crawled out from under.

  • http://gmail i41

    If she tried to drive a big rig, put the trough on right side so she doen’t get hung up on the gear stick, fresh feed keeps a hog focused. And instead of steps put a loading ramp to waddle up, butcher weight for sausage sows is 300+, and the market is climbing for summer season grilling, think of the baby backs and the hams. She might be standing on her hind legs, but she is hiding the other 8 mammary glands. No wonder she didn’t reproduce any piglets. Between Bubba and Omoron what a salt and pepper combo on a pork chop.

  • T.L.

    No Experience Necessary-Looking for a face that can screw the majority, burn some paper{Constitution}, dis-regard basic freedoms and have a cosmopolitan-Elitist flair. Viagra will not be necessary, nor pledge of allegiance. Bleeding Heart and strap-on a plus. Please send application to D.C. for immediate appointment.

  • http://charter.net susanburnette

    to much was keep behind close doors for this one . Like everything the president does is just lie about everything . when are we going to see his real birth certificatebecouse if he does not have one he is not the president.and everything he has passed is illegal . wake up America we have a lier in chief.

  • L.J.

    As far as I’m concerned, BOTH Russ Feingold AND Herb Kohl have both signed their death warrants (regarding re-election) by voting for a person THEY KNEW is a progressive, communist, sharia law loving, homosexual rights advocate, anti-military, anti-family, and the list goes on. THIS, is spite of all the people in Wisconsin who called, faxed, emailed both of those rat-bast$#&% to vote against her! On top of that, she believes that the right to free speech needs to be curtailed or eliminated and the 2nd amendment, for get it it gun owners of America (me included). The nest time a case some before the court, and she casts her vote along with the liar Sotomayor, we are going to see a chilling effect on our right to keep and bear arms in spite of 200+ years of court precedents that say we DO HAVE THE RIGHT–PERIOD! Also, add to this the fact that the U.S.(read Obama)along with the UN are training foreign troops on tactics to disarm Citizens of the United States who serve a Sovereign God, not an Islamic Satan named Allah!

  • http://gmail i41

    We will never see his birth certificate in our life time, maybe our grandkids. Every time a democrat opens their pie holes about Bush, ask why they are such no minded marxist followers and what part of Saul Alinsky and Karl Marx they like and what they don’t. Get ready for a long wait and just dmocrat talking points given, whch is Blame Bush! Then ask if they can count, dems have had congress for 2 years and total super majority control for almost 2. It took the communist bastards a little over a century, with eleitist pee brains to foul up our country, and they have almost accomplished it. Every democrat doen’t get a round mouth from eating 3 square a day and get away with out paying their taxes.

    • Hard Core

      Time for your meds to kick in. Relax it’s ok remember you cant breath (offensive words removed)

  • Raggs

    Yet another facist under the obama control….

  • Merl

    Obama , his wife, his grandmother and a head hauncho in Kenya have publically stated that obama was born in Kenya.

    ALL OF IT IS ON UTUBE

    • Doc Sarvis

      Give me a credible link(s) that is not all chopped up and edited. I seriously doubt that you can.

    • think about

      Liar, Liar, pants on fire.

    • Norm

      Merl
      I saw the video. It is a very poor fake.

    • Hard Core

      Merl, Your ok, and people like you. You may be a little s l o w but thats ok. You have every right to your opinion because of the multitudes of men and women that died giving you that right. I’m glad their not around to see what your doing with your rights. I would imagine they would share my opinion in understanding your just a little “touched”.

      • you tuber

        (offensive comment removed)

  • Chris

    SC, my local paper here in Indiana had a article last week, Stating how wonderful it is that Mr. Lugar is backing Kegan!! They went on to say that bipartison does exist, that Lugar should back Kegan because that is who the President recommended!! They also stated that more republicans should back Obama so more could be accomplished? I have worte & emailed Lugar to state my opinion, no reply! Imagine that! The local paper used to be owned by a local family out of Columbus In. They sold it to the Tribune out of Chicago about 5 years ago. No more Charlie Reese editorials, just constant politcally correct dribble!!! I SAY LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE!!! IMPEACH THEM ALL!

  • think about

    Wonder if anyone ever thinks about “if you are right then you are wrong, if you are left then you are right”. Same goes with those standing on the “right” saying Obama was not born in the USA and those standing on the “left” are using the Hawaiian birth certificate, the governor of Hawaii also thinks it is valid.

    • Warrior

      So, is an earing in a males left ear correct or is it the right ear? I’ve lost track of proper earing positioning.

  • Norm

    Congratulations to MS. Kagan.
    We have a nicely balanced court. No radical right or left judgements will occur. Gridlock is a good thing.

  • don

    id almost bet she is anti-gun like obummer and the rest of the bunch. the nra talks about how obummer is going to get an anti-gun majority of justices in the
    supreme court with with his appointments. any votes to protect gun rights would be overruled by the supreme court. we need to vote out this bunch in congress and their leader obummer. by the time they are done we will have lost a lot of our rights with their communist manufesto.

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