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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 01:27 AM
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Senate GOP leader opposes Kagan
Edited on Sat Jul-03-10 01:49 AM by TomCADem
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan drew opposition Friday from Republican leader Mitch McConnell and two other GOP senators, raising the prospect of a confirmation largely along party lines.

"The American people expect a justice who will impartially apply the law, not one who will be a rubberstamp for the Obama administration or any other administration," McConnell said in a written statement one day after Kagan, 50, wrapped up three days of testimony before the Senate Judiciary 0Committee.

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In a written statement, McConnell quoted Kagan as telling the Senate Judiciary Committee this week it is "difficult to take off the advocate's hat and put on the judge's hat."

The statement added, "That difficulty is particularly acute for someone like Ms. Kagan, who has spent so much of her adult life practicing the art of political advocacy rather than practicing law."


Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hfm-Z...



Of course, this was never a problem with Alito, Thomas and Roberts who all had histories as Republican political operatives.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 01:46 AM
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 01:52 AM
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2. Mitch is just keeping his promise of voting NO on everything! nt
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 01:57 AM
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3. McConnell and Hatch and Murkowski
Article excerpt:

"Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, a senior Republican and member of the committee that conducted confirmation hearings, also announced his opposition, as did Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who holds a leadership position."
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Three down 38 more to go.
I'm sure we'll see all the republican's release statements between now and the end of July before the full senate vote.
This should be NO surprise to anyone.

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TheEuclideanOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 02:00 AM
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4. You would have thought that they would just submit their opposition before the confirmatio hearings
Just to save everybody some time.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 02:02 AM
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5. I believe some republicans did, before the hearings someone mentioned a filibuster. n/t
Edited on Sat Jul-03-10 02:03 AM by Tx4obama
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Hawkowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 04:23 AM
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6. And water is wet. nt
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droidamus2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 06:18 AM
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7. Republicans oppose. nuff said! nt
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 06:21 AM
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8. please .... remember bush v Gore?
"The American people expect a justice who will impartially apply the law, not one who will be a rubberstamp for the Obama administration or any other administration,"
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 08:35 AM
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9. Glen Beck called him and threatened to whup him with a cat-o-nine tails.
And Rush dialed up Mitch to announce that unless there's a filibuster - no welcome on the next El Rushbo Dominican Republic jaunt.
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BlueMTexpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 08:40 AM
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10. Republicans oppose.
The sun rises in the East every morning.

The party of NOPe, filled with DOPes.

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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 09:38 AM
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11. All These Right Wingers Bash Kagan
I think she might be a decent progressive. I had been concerned she was too conservative...
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 10:09 AM
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12. What else is new? Next the media will be reporting no Republicans vote for Kagan. n/t
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dmosh42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 11:15 AM
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13. Big surprise from "prune-face"!
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 12:40 PM
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14. May Justice KAGAN remember and not give any of her current (Dem) doubters grounds. n/t
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