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SUPREME COURT: Kagan might not be the best choice

Letter by Robert Randle, Tacoma on May 10, 2010 at 2:12 pm | 25 Comments »
May 11, 2010 9:15 am

Re: President Barack Obama’s choice of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace Justice John Paul Stevens.

All the present Supreme Court justices have served as a federal judges before being nominated to the nation’s highest court, but Kagan has not served in that capacity nor has she been a judge at all. It seems that Obama is more interested in placing someone on the bench who thinks like he does rather than selecting someone who is willing to apply the rule of law when making judicial decisions affecting the lives of millions of American citizens for generations.

While Kagan might have an impressive résumé and doubtless has an astute legal mind, it is not known what her judicial philosophy is or how impartial she can be. No doubt the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee will subject her to some intensive questions and scrutiny, but at the end of the day, who wants to stand in the way of history?

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