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mystieus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:32 PM
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Confirming General Kagan
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What's in a constitutional interpretation? As Thomas Jefferson once wrote to James Madison, "the principle is that the earth belongs to the living, and not the dead." Over the centuries, many Supreme Court Justices have either upheld or lost track of this, on one hand interpreting the Constitution towards a more perfect union, on the other passively, calling the "balls and strikes" in accordance with the extant Constitution.

On Monday, Elena Kagan's Senate confirmation hearings began. What will she bring? Humor? Too much judicial Twilight talk? MotherJones correspondent David Corn has followed her hearings in Washington DC this past week and reports his observations to us via Skype.
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:36 PM
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1. However the current crop of Suprem Court Justices and the next crop are
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 07:47 PM by truedelphi
deciding whether an entity like Monsanto can patent life, can ignore the restrictions of Sherman Anti trust, and in the end become the only game in town when it comes to seed and food.

Activists like myself have been hoping that perhaps the inane suggestion that bio foods are similar enough to conventionally grown crops to not warrant studies will be sorted out by the Supreme Court, and that the SCOTUS will rule against the bio tech industry. But now we have concerns as we look to Ms Kagan's record and see that she is yet another one of Obama's appointees that is in Monsanto's pocket. (Doesn't Michelle ever talk to her darling about the dangers of GM crops? Or was the WH organic garden just a PR stunt?)
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 12:43 AM
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2. "GENERAL" Kagan???
and I see it on the video in early part as well.
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