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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

All You Need to Know About How Bad the Kagan Nomination Is...

is knowing that total douchebag Joe Lieberman supports her. (via)

Then there is crap like this:
Elena Kagan, President Barack Obama's latest nominee to the Supreme Court, helped protect the Saudi royal family from lawsuits that sought to hold al Qaeda financiers responsible in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

The suits were filed by thousands family members and others affected by the Sept. 11 attacks. In court papers, they provided evidence that members of the Saudi royal family had channeled millions to al Qaeda prior to the bombings, often in contravention of direct guidance from the United States.

But Kagan, acting as President Obama's Solicitor General, argued that the case should not be heard even if evidence proved that the Saudis helped underwrite al Qaeda, because it would interfere with US foreign policy with the oil-rich nation. She posited “that the princes are immune from petitioners’ claims” because of “the potentially significant foreign relations consequences of subjecting another sovereign state to suit.”

AMUSING UPDATE: Elliot Spitzer weighs in on the great "is she or isn't she"' debate.


Blogger Killtown said...

Kagan helped shield Saudis from 9/11 lawsuits - RawStory (05/11/10)

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

she also worked as an advisor to goldman sachs from '05 - '08, so we know where her loyalties will be placed.

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in September of 2009 Kagan encouraged the Court to adhere to a new philosophy on the First Amendment that would allow the government to censor posters, pamphlets, and TV and radio content--and the Internet

Explosive report shows Kagan supports censorship of TV, radio, posters, and pamphlets

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Dean of Harvard Law School in 2004 and 2005 she treated two liberal law professors with kid gloves when they were busted for plagiarism. Her chicanery was so blatant that even a leftist academic said she should be fired for her "whitewash."

Kagan Whitewash

9:44 AM  

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