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Obama Nominates Elena Kagan As Next Supreme Court Justice

May 13, 2010 by  

Obama nominates Elena Kagan as next Supreme Court justiceDespite conservative criticism that she has no practical experience as a judge, President Obama nominated current Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court on Monday.

Kagan, who taught alongside Obama at the University of Chicago Law School in the early 1990s, will fill the seat of retiring Justice John Paul Stevens if she is confirmed by the Senate.

Many conservative leaders are criticizing the nomination due to the fact that the bulk of Kagan’s legal experience is as an academic. Although she has been serving as the nation’s solicitor general for more than a year, Kagan has never handed down a sentence in a courtroom, Fox News reports.

"President Obama’s nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court is irresponsible," said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton. "Ms. Kagan is a liberal activist and political operative with no experience as a judge. A Supreme Court nominee ought to have significant practical experience as a lawyer or a judge—especially a nominee for the nation’s highest court."

Despite heavy condemnation from the right, most political pundits agree that it would be too difficult and costly for Republican senators to filibuster the nomination, as seven of them voted to confirm Kagan as solicitor general last year.

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  • s c

    Let me take a wild guess. Kagan is a case law specialist. She is anything but a Constitution expert (NOT someone who cares about the Constitution or the American people).
    This appointment is part of a payback scheme, designed to pack the Supreme Court with open-minded, wannabe enlightened, pre-programmed, closet progressives and assorted robots. This is
    this is America, Mr. Prez. This is not Amerika. This is not an exercise in case studies at a law school. This is reality, and it’s time the American people put you (and everyone like you) in
    your place [OUT of Washington].

  • J.M.R.

    you can’t expect anything more from a brain dead tater..can you?

    • Barb

      J.M.R. —-tater, I like that!!! Thanks for the laugh I needed it this morning!

  • JC

    Obama nominates a liberal judicial activist from the Chicago set who has written papers on socialism in America. No surprise there.
    Just another face in house of rogues.

    • Meteorlady

      Yes and the University of Chicago is just filled with socialist, communists and marxists and has been since before the 1960′s. I find it hard to believe that public money goes to this “university” and I use the term loosely.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        I say kick her to the curb in a socialist country if she likes it so much!!!

  • EltonJ

    She looks like she has no conscience.

    • s c

      EltonJ, I’m can’t give Obubbabummer (or his Supreme Court nominee) any benefit of any doubt. I will be amazed if she’s better than just another braindead progressive who waits impatiently for her daily marching orders from her master.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        S C,
        Ah! But who GIVES the marching orders???
        On a different note, shouldn’t a supreme court judge, at one time or another have been aJUDGE??? And not in another lifetime!!!

  • Barb

    The Supreme Court Justices as any judge is supposed to make decisions based on the law only! This women has already admitted that she thinks her opinion should be allowed to be a part of any decision she makes! This is the same person who banned the Military from Harvard Campus not because she’s against Military but because of the Don’t Tell, Don’t Ask rule! WHY you ask? Because she is a Lesbian! Oh joy, what will this SOB come up with next? Just what we need on the Supreme Court an over opinionated ultra lefty with NO experience as a Judge, much less Constitutional Law. You know how the old saying goes, Them that can does, them that can’t TEACH! Need I say more! Now watch the lefties come out of the woodwork and call me a racist! Homosexuals are not a race, sorry!!!

    • mark

      Barb, rou have hit the nail on the head ! these morons in washington will not stop until they have destroyed our one nation under God !

      • http://?? Joe H.

        These Godless insults to humanity would just look at you and say”what God?”

    • Pat R


      When Obama introduced her as his “friend”; that should have set off alarms everywhere! Just look at his “friends and associates”.
      As for working along side of Obama as a Professor at the University of Chicago, that is a total lie! Obama has never been a “Professor of Law”
      anywhere! The University of Chicago refused to hire Obama in the capacity of Professor of Law. After their refusal; the Board of Directors “ordered” them to find Obama an office.
      He (Obama) served in the capacity as a Guest Speaker (or Lecturer) Just another lie he is telling!!

      It would not be too nice if I could somehow be allowed to present
      “Our Case” of We the People to the Scumbags in Washington DC.

      Get Rid Of All Of Them!

    • Claire

      Barb–Another classic example of the administration putting “their people” into place. I find this choice to be offensive to say the least. I could give a rat’s A$$ if she is a lesbian. I can well imagine what her “ideals” are. God help us all.

      • Claire

        Barf and gag.

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    How sad that we have a president with no experience who has an opportunity to appoint a Supreme Court judge with no experience! America needs Godly people in Washington, not those who condone things that go against His Word. We will have a hard time getting back on track as long as these kind of things keep happening and we are powerless to do anything about them! Our only hope is prayer!!!!

    • http://Adultbloggingisfunny! Rhea

      No experience is correct … it is as though we are going to the junk yard to get parts for our Lexus (America deserves better).

  • http://MSN AGD

    This does not surprise me in the least. From the moment Obama picked her to be his choice for the Supreme Court, it was a given. This Obama and the democratics along with liberal Republicans have absolutely no intention of listening to the majority of Americans who foot the bill for everything the government does. They have a strong agenda to make us a Socialist Nation, or worse. These are NOT our friends! I pray, come November, America wakes up and shows the strongest voice that has ever been heard in America against these liberals that are running America to the ground. First they will BANKRUPT us, then they will make us NEED THEM, they will try to frighten us to keep our minds off what they are doing by pushing thru more Socicalist programs and setting up survey equipment on our phones, in our streets and anywhere else they can find useful to keeping the people under control. If this sounds like Sci-Fi to you, take a look around the country and inform yourself.

  • Victor L Barney

    For all you readers that do not have a clue what is happening with justice in America, let’s see if I can clear this up a bit. The Bible is about Israel(12 sons of Jacob(Ya’aqob)and their relationship with Yahweh(YHWH), which even the Roman Catholic Church now acknowledges as true because Petrus Galatinus in 1520 made a mistranslation when he came up with Jehovah! At the further request of the Pope, Petrus also came up with “Jesus” by the way at the same time(The Greeks had to hear “Zues” in the savior’s name and that’s the way Rome, as well as the roman Catholic Church always did things)! In addition, refer to I Cor.4:6. Also, Hebrew is the ONLY inspired language(Dan. 5, Yahweh speaks Hebrew(Acts 26:14) and Yahweh will turn us back to Hebrew(Zeph.(Tsephanyah in Hebrew)3:9. There are no “j’s in Hebrew and Jesus has no meaning in Hebrew! Joseph’s children with the promise of RACE, not Grace, which was Judah by the way(Yahudah in Hebrew))are Ephrayim and Menashsheh((Gen. 48:16(Bereshith in Hebrew)). England and America are Ephrayim and Menashsheh and the only tribes of Israel that can be called “Israel” alone, not Judah or any of the other Israelite tribes! Furthermore, Israel is forbidden from putting a “foreigner over them”(non-Israelite) and America is the only tribe of Israel ever to do this((Deut.17:15(Debarim in Hebrew)), when the white women vote put Obama over the top to become the first non-Israelite to ever lead any tribe of Israel in history. Not even the Israelite tribe of Gad(Germany, yes, Germany!) has done that in history(Now, you know why so many Germans are in America, in fact, bigger in number than Ephrayim and/or Menashsheh! I also understand that the story of ‘Robin Hood’ says that Menashsheh stole ‘the thrown of David’ from Ephrayim and it is not yet been given to me who is who, but logic says that it does not matter because both can call themselves Israel! And, why is Yahshua(In Hebrew means that “Yahweh is Salvation”), our savior, sending the two-witnesses to punish Israel in the last days; you ask(Rev. 11th chapter)? I certainly hope that this clears it up for you, but the straw breaking the camels back in my mind is when Israel appointed a non-Israelite to lead them for the first time in history and, as Eve(Haya in Hebrew, I believe), led man to first sin, nearly 6,000 years later the straw finally breaks the camels back, but not until we(man) have had the FATHER send his son, Yahshua, to save us and the 6,000th year reign of Lucifer will end, but he(Lucifer) STILL yet has claimed in the last days to be the true Messiah(“another coming in his own name, he you will believe”)! Repent! Come out of Babylon my people! Don’t be tricked by Lucifer(Satan) again! The two-witnesses should come next(This now is my reasoning) because “Eliyah” already has come first in Gary Miller(; or mail: P.O. Box 208, Pocahontas, AR 72455). Elder Gary Miller has brought back Yahweh’s Law and TRUE CALENDER because close does NOT COUNT! In conclusion, The Bible CAN ONLY be understood by the “scientific principle” of DEDUCTION, not Induction(2 Peter 1:20)! Watch!

    • http://MSN AGD

      Well victor, thank you for pointing the attention to God and His Word bringing attention to true Prophesy and Christ as King. I will check out your statements but I just want to make one correction to your discertation. Lucifer is NOT the name of Satan. Lucifer is the latin translation for the Hebrew word meaning “Light”. The one and only verse in the O.T. refering to “lucifer” was translated and interpreted to mean Satan and his name when if fact it is referring to the King of Bablylon. Literally.

      • Dan Burke

        While I disagree with some, if not much, of the interpretation of revelation and scripture, there are some things I generally agree with. It isn’t totally irresponsible to compare America and England to tribes of Israel. Even ancient kings and kingdoms were used to illustrate matters relating the future events and spiritual matters. Personally, I stand by Lucifer being a valid name for Satan, for before he fell and became the devil Lucifer was once a prominent angel in heaven and is noted for taking a third of the host of heaven down with him. Did he force them down? No, they followed him. In short, they chose him over God. Are we any better than the angels of heaven? I think not. I do take objection to your apparent view on women and the Fall of man. Women did not make Obama POTUS. Americans did. If you look to blame the perceived problem on just one or more groups of people then you are bound to fail to ever address the real problem. Just like the angels of heaven were deceived and chose Lucifer over God and fell to hell, we have chosen a path to socialism and tyranny of men. Here is one difference, we can still choose another path. The challenge isn’t knowing that there is another choice but putting aside our own pride and accepting our own mistakes. I am sure Lucifer blames God and the other two-thirds of heaven instead of accepting he chose his path. He still wages the war…..

      • Victor L Barney

        AGD, Lucifer is still in power for 6,000 years, although he has been successfully replaced by Yahshua, son of HIS FATHER! Lucifer is only called Satan by those presently set-apart from Babylon! For instance, even the Roman Catholic Church(RCC) now acknowledges that Petrus Galatinus made a mistranslation for them in 1520 when he came up with “Jehovah” and it should have been rendered Yahweh(YHWH)! Not to mention that he also came up with “Jesus” at the same time for the Greeks to honor their highest deity at the request of the Pope Leo the 10th, I think? Anyway, what about the 3rd commandment? Furthermore, only Hebrew is the “inspired language” and all things must be proven by it(Daniel, Chapter 5). Paul in Acts 26:14 was spoken to in Hebrew, etc. Hebrew will be spoken again by the world(Zeph 3:9). The closest word in Hebrew to “Jesus”, would be translated “horse” and I don’t think so! It even was prophesied by Yahshua(Yahweh is salvation in Hebrew) that another would come in his own Name, and he you would believe! The Name will be “Lucifer” and obviously not Satan! Watch!

        • JeffH

          Victor L Barney, this beers for you.

          Akinsky’s opening page dedication in his book “Rules for Radicals”:

          Opening page – Dedication

          “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history… the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”

          • Victor L Barney

            Thanks, Jeff! Likewise!

  • mdp

    Think about it. An unqualified president selecting an unqualified supreme court justice. Americans are so stupid, this crap is silly.

  • WarriorH

    Seeing as she was a softball player the dems should be able to serve up some “Soft Ball” questions.

  • Doug Rodrigues

    Kagan would be just another Socialist “Liberal” making decisions based on “feelings” instead of the rule of law.

  • J.M.R.


  • eddie47d

    MANY Supreme Court Justices have never been judges. So why is that a big issue here? Are you playing politics with the facts? It’s also rare to even talk about a filibuster involving a Supreme Court nominee. Why would Fox News or any Republican even mention it unless to stir up trouble. Her nomination doesn’t even change the balance of the Court. So what is the real purpose of your comments?

    • CJ

      Eddie, it’s a BIG issue here because she has far fewer qualifications than any other nominee, prior judge or not. Conservatives are worried that someone will be judicating with NO experience on what they will be judging about. And, that she is not even 50 years old means there is the potential for decades of biased and illinformed decisions coming from her. The supreme court is not a place to GET experience, it is a place to APPLY the experience, and she has NONE. Fox brings these things up so people can make an INFORMED decision, not a dangerously biased one. So, it’s not about balance, it’s about knowledge to do the job correctly, as designed by the Constitution.

    • Pat R

      My beef is: SHE IS IMMORAL!! America does not need or want a LESBIAN on our Highest Court!

      What is wrong with you People?? Has everyone become so immoral and lax that just want to go with the “flow”? NOT ME!

      It is my belief that the Supreme Court Justices should be of Honesty, Morality, and swear to Uphold and Defend the Constitution of the United States of AMERICA!

      • JC

        I agree, she is immoral. But not because she is a Lesbian (if she is).
        She is immoral because of her political aspirations of pushing a statist agenda. I couldn’t care less what she does behind closed doors and neither should any one else.
        In any event, it’s her immoral politics that have no place in the Supreme Court.

    • JC

      I can see why you’d want her in the Supreme Court Eddie. She’s a commie, just like you. :)

    • Meteorlady

      I oppose her because of her she believes that her opinions/moral beliefs should also be a part of the ruling of law. The Supreme Court is tasked with interpreting our laws and making decisions based on the rule of law as it applies to a case before them. All personal opinions or beliefs are not and should not be permitted. It is a simple ruling on an existing law as it applies to the case being heard. They are not tasked with social justice, they are tasked with real written law and how that law applies to the case they are hearing. The Supreme Court does not make law, the government does that.

      If we go down the path of interpretation because of belief or moral value, we are doomed to become a nation that has no law.

  • eddie47d

    jc, I used little letters because you have a little mind.There’s a few of you that can’t stand a different opinion and prove it time and time again. That’s not a very good American trait but if that’s the only way you can be counted then knock yourself out.

    • JC

      I’m so hurt. How will I ever get through the day.
      Maybe I can do what liberals do and chant…yes we can, yes we can, yes we can, zeig heil, zeig heil…
      Naw, that’s just mindless and nauseating.

      • JeffH

        JC, you have to remember that nothing is a big deal to eddie47d unless of course it may include dirty little comments on the resident commies by non-liberals.
        JeffH(11:42am pst)

        • JC

          For sure Jeff. They really are juvenile by nature.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        I feel so bad for you! How will you ever get over the fact that eduh! doesn’t have a good opine of you??? A piece of advice: Go urinate and get it off your mind!!! I only say that because that should cause you more concern than eduh!s opine of you!!!

  • Claire

    All I can say is good grief.

  • http://gmail i41

    JC,you spank little edy pretty hard, now his mama has to give him a fresh sugar tit so he will settle down his nappiy is wet and he feels neglected!!!

  • angel-wanna-be

    Yeah, Elena Kagan, is just what we need, another SCJ that’ll pass judgement exactly the way Obama tells her too.

  • Claire

    This morning I heard on TV that both parties are supporting her? I thought the Repubs would be against her.

  • Diane

    Apparently she is NOT lesbian, according to But she is liberal! The many evidences of the downward spiral of morality in our country is truly alarming! What one does behind closed doors does indeed matter! It is the very HIGHEST indication of character, and character goes on to determine ALL of one’s decisions! We can only expect that our country and the world will become more and more controlled by Satan, behind the scenes through his subjects, until God will intervene like he did with the pre-flood humans, and Sodom and Gomorrah. Read it in Matthew 24:37-39 and Luke 17:26-30. He will indeed intervene – yes indeed – Hooray – very very soon! All His people will go home with His son, Jesus, and the wicked will be put out of their misery – misery which comes from a guilty conscience that burns like the flames of hell in the recesses of the mind, snowballing all sorts of outrages against one’s fellow humans, if God is not found for relief! Come Lord Jesus, our merciful God and perfect judge, who has ordained such hellfire to exist ONLY in order to bring people to Him who will heal their disease of sin and hatred. Soon He will put an end to the flames of suffering for both the good and the wicked. Yes, come soon, Lord Jesus!!! May we be ready!

  • JeffH

    MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Derides Obama for ‘Going Overboard’ With ‘Pseudo’ Kagan Interview
    MSNBC reporter Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday actually expressed some journalistic outrage over a White House PR video disguised as an interview, deriding the administration for “crossing a number of lines when it comes to journalism.” An irritated Mitchell highlighted a video on the White House website that features Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

    Most other media outlets have ignored this story. Mitchell, however, complained to reporter Kelly O’Donnell: “But, the White House has gone overboard, I think some would suggest, in terms of the control of all of this.”

    Attacking the “pseudo interview,” Mitchell mocked, “Doesn’t this seem to you like they are really crossing a number of lines here when it comes to journalism and the proper approach to selling a justice?”

    CBS’s Early Show hasn’t discussed this latest video, but, on August 3, 2009, touted an earlier Obama PR package. The MRC’s Kyle Drennen explained:

    At the top of Monday’s CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith touted a White House-produced video: “And your letters to the President…A behind-the-scenes look at how President Obama keeps in touch with everyday Americans.” After airing the administration spin, co-host Maggie Rodriguez argued it was “all part of Obama’s promise of transparency in the people’s White House.”

    • Meteorlady

      Funny – we were recently on a trip to Arkansas and saw actual advertising (political) for her. Why would they do that? Do they actually expect us all to right our congressional leaders in support of someone who has no experience at all in actual law and is certainly not a constitutional law professor.

  • Tom in Delaware

    There is no end to the stupidity! The blind leading the blind after being elected by the blind, Typical DUMMY leadership where one with no experience hires those with less experience who hire those with less experience. And those who are corrupt appoint those who are corrupt and those who follow orders who hire others who are corrupt and follow orders without question. The biggest IMMORAL LIARS continue to run the show with the help of their slaves.
    And the top blind dummy with no meaningful experience follows orders from his handlers and money suppliers. Leading to financial disaster for all.
    Only a Benevolent Dictator will be able to straighten out the playpen after these are finished Tom

  • Meteorlady

    Lets just put another “academic” into a position of power. They have no practical experience and have never practices actual law as their profession. What a deal – Obama made a wise choice as there is nothing to research on actual rulings but he knows what her political leanings are.


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