Elena Kagan debate began in the Senate Tuesday. The start of several days of discussion over her nomination to the Supreme Court was marked by partisan divides, but Elena Kagan is expected to easily win confirmation.
Sen. Richard Lugar becomes the second Republican to say he will support Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Sen. Lindsey Graham announced his support Tuesday.
Elena Kagan moved one step closer Tuesday to becoming the third woman on the US Supreme Court, to the satisfaction of President Obama and women's groups. Next up: full Senate debate and a vote before the August recess.
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan 13 to 6 Tuesday, with one Republican joining 12 Democrats. Ms. Kagan now faces a confirmation vote from the full Senate later this month.
Elena Kagan has shown a troubling willingness to defer to the tyranny of the majority, instead of upholding individual rights.
Senate Republicans are worried that, as solicitor general, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan advised President Obama about litigation against health-care reform – a potential issue if the litigation makes it to the Supreme Court.
Once Democrat Carte Goodwin is sworn in Tuesday to replace the late Sen. Robert Byrd, Senate Democrats will have the votes to try again to extend unemployment insurance to the jobless.
Republican senators are asking Elena Kagan about her potential involvement, as solicitor general, in setting the strategy to defend the health-care reform law from court challenges. Ms. Kagan is now a nominee for the Supreme Court.
The decision to delay the Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is routine. It points to Republican concerns about Ms. Kagan.
In a detailed essay, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch laid out the reasons he will not support Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Republicans look set to follow his lead.