The NY Times, Elena Kagan and Batson

By: Wednesday June 2, 2010 2:30 pm

Why is it that the New York Times is suddenly up in arms about racial selection and exclusion in Southern Juries, but has no similar lofty concerns about the same inferences about the putative next Supreme Court Justice, Elena Kagan?


Kagan and Reproductive Rights: No Time for Complacency

By: Monday May 17, 2010 4:30 pm

Because abortion is not openly being discussed right now in regard to Elena Kagan’s nomination, it’s tempting to assume it may never really become an issue. Don’t bet on it.

Written by Amanda Marcotte for – News, commentary and community for reproductive health and justice.

Kagan’s Argument Prevails in Comstock Decision; Now, How Far a Leap from “Sexually Dangerous Person” to Terrorist?

By: Monday May 17, 2010 3:15 pm

It would not take much to see the argument affirmed today used to justify indefinite detention of Gitmo detainees. Heck, Obama’s probably already sent the draft legislation to Lindsey Graham for his approval…and Elena Kagan may eventually be a Justice who reviews indefinite detention.

A Black, a Puerto Rican, and Five Jews Go Into a Bar Exam…

By: Saturday May 15, 2010 7:00 pm

Pat Buchanan who has a soft spot in his heart for anything Master Racesque is very concerned that Elana Kagan will upset the delicate balance on the Supreme Court between Catholics and the people who killed their blond-haired blue-eyed-savior, and so he wants to know why Democrats don’t pick an Irish or Polish Catholic guy like Republicans always do.

Glenn Greenwald, Rachel Maddow Question Why Left Should Embrace Kagan “On Faith”

By: Tuesday May 11, 2010 1:00 pm’s Glenn Greenwald joined Rachel Maddow at the top of her program Monday to discuss the broad unsuitability of Elena Kagan’s nomination to the US Supreme Court today.

Is Elena Kagan Why We Elected a Democratic President?

By: Tuesday May 11, 2010 6:12 am

Those of us who oppose the right-wing encroachment on a woman’s right to choose are told quadrennially that we simply must vote for the Democratic choice for President. This is the only way to ensure that the Supreme Court doesn’t continue to chip away at women’s reproductive rights. So why is Barack Obama choosing someone like Elena Kagan?

Late Night: SJC Republicans to Obama, “C’mon, Shake on It!”

By: Monday May 10, 2010 8:00 pm

It’s official: Senator Jeff “Beauregard” Sessions can’t play poker for shit.

Kagan Nomination Accelerates Flight of Substance From American Political Scene

By: Monday May 10, 2010 2:01 pm

Although the occasional cipher has been thrust into the highest levels of the Washington political scene in the past (see, for example, Dan Quayle) it seems that the process of driving substance out of the picture has accelerated since John McCain’s inexplicable choice of Sarah Palin to be his running mate. Now that President Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court has been revealed to be Elena Kagan, whose primary accomplishment to date has been to leave no record, instead of the clearly superior and substantial candidate Diane Wood, it seems that substance is in retreat in a way never seen before.

State Secrets Non-Compromise Compromise Architect to Replace Kagan as Solicitor General

By: Monday May 10, 2010 11:40 am

The White House is poised to name Don Verrilli, an associate White House counsel, as solicitor general after Elena Kagan is confirmed to the Supreme Court.

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