2 posts categorized "ELENA KAGAN"

May 10 2010
She'll Be The Judge Of That Comments (1)

I've read all about Solicitor General Elena Kagan—the first female in history to hold that title and now President Obama's choice to join the Supreme Court—and while I understand that progressives are going to kvetch that she could be more moderate than retiring Justice Stevens, I don't see it. She seems from what we know of her to be a liberal, period

Oh, and for good measure, this DEFINITELY NOT GAY! woman's stance on any Don't Ask, Don't Tell suits seems clear-cut. At Harvard Law School as dean, she said/wrote that the policy was a "moral injustice of the first order" and:

"The military policy that we at the Law School are overlooking is terribly wrong, terribly wrong in depriving gay men and lesbians of the opportunity to serve their country."

My only criticism is that she might have been a good pick to save for when Justice Ginsburg inevitably retires before 2012 because I think Obama will have an easy time with Kagan and might have a tougher time getting an even more obviously liberal pick like Diane Wood through later on.

Apr 16 2010
Boxing Elena Comments (6)

2009_0514_wiki_elena_kagan With Elena Kagan the odds-on favorite to be named President Obama's Supreme Court pick (which doesn't mean she'll prevail—ask Evan Bayh about odds-on favoritism), speculation that she is a lesbian has been swatted down with somewhat embarrassing zeal by the White House.

PH2006032301992 Plagiarist/blogger Ben Domenech wrote a blog post for CBSNews.com in which he noted Kagan has the potential to be "the first openly gay justice." This is a legitimately interesting possibility...if she's even gay.

Anita Dunn, who's working with the White House on its pick, says:

"The fact that [CBS has] chosen to become enablers of people posting lies on their site tells us where the journalistic standards of CBS are in 2010."

She goes on to say Domench is "applying old stereotypes to single women with successful careers."

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