It was well crafted
I haven't seen her comments in context, but I'm sure Kagan was referring to the court's obligation to defer to the legislature's role in drafting laws as the expression of the public's will.
It's pretty clear from her bio that once the hearings are over, she will do her best to ignore the 2nd amendment. I, personally, don't think people who are anti-Constitution have any place serving as judges. Although, in general, I would vote to confirm a presidential appointment who had politics I disagree with, being willing to oppose the Constitution is pretty much three strikes for me.
So when Kagan said in her confirmation hearing that Heller represented "settled law" and that there was an individual right to possess guns, that was a red flag for you?
Would a Justice Kagan be Sidelined?
July 1, 2010 - 5:45 PM | by: Shannon Bream
Though there has been plenty of partisan bickering during this week's confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, there is at least one issue raising concerns on both sides of the aisle. There are questions about how many cases Kagan would have to sit out if she's confirmed, and just how willing she would be to do that.
As Solicitor General, the government's top lawyer before the high court, Kagan has been involved with a number of cases that will show up during the Supreme Court's fall term. On Tuesday she testified, "I think that there are probably about 10 cases that are on the docket next year ... in which I've been counsel of record on a petition ... or some other kind of pleading."
Kagan added that there could be even more cases from which she may need to recuse herself.
That could put the court in a tough spot, at a time the Justices are taking criticism about their increasingly light caseload. Kagan could find herself unable to vote more than 15 percent of the time, leaving an even number of Justices to make the call. If there is a tie the lower court decision remains unchanged, meaning the high court may not truly resolve the cases at all....
30 years ago the b!tch would have to recuse herself from our Christian Nation. I see no hope for a unified Nation... we are not compatible with satan or communism (which itself is satanic by its very nature)....