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Kagan Coverage Roundup: Day 2


Senators resumed questioning Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan right on time Wednesday morning. Check back at ABAJournal.com throughout the day for news developments.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy indicated he’d like to complete Kagan’s testimony Wednesday. This would give senators the opportunity to attend memorial services for Sen. Robert Byrd, who died this week.

Today’s news highlights included:

Serious and silly repartee between the senators and the nominee. (Los Angeles Times)

VIP lawyers make the list of hearing attendees. (Blog of Legal Times)

Why does it sometimes seem as though the country’s first black justice, rather than Kagan, is the nominee? (Mother Jones)

A WaPo columnist talks about what Kagan should have said, but couldn’t say, in response to a question about how her political views might influence her work on the bench of the nation’s highest court. (Post Partisan)

Observer says Kagan was in “complete command” of the hearing, not even making a small mistake. (CBS News Political Hotsheet)

Also see earlier Kagan news from ABAJournal.com:

Coburn to Kagan: ‘How Are You Going to Take Off Your Liberal Hat?’

GOP Takes Aim at Kagan’s Record, But She Has Breezy Conversation with Graham (Podcast)

Wait Until Law School to Write About Law, Kagan Tells Grassley

‘You’ll get Justice Kagan, You Won’t Get Justice Marshall’

Kagan Faces Early Squabbling Over Harvard Law School’s Policy of Handling Military Recruiters

Kagan Hearings Coverage Roundup: Day 1

Last updated at 8 a.m. when the hearing resumed.

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