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Kagan Coverage Roundup: Day 4


A comedian-turned-senator turns in a good performance (National Public Radio). Franken has recently taken issue with Rent-a-Center v. Jackson and pro-business decisions by the Supreme Court on the Senate floor. (The Pop Tort)

Americans polled are split on Kagan, although Democrats like her (Fox News)

Gun groups are also split (The Hill, and The Hill)

At the hearing, senators complained about being misled by past nominees John Roberts and Sonia Sotomayor—calling into question the purpose of confirmation hearings. (Wall Street Journal)

Dahlia Lithwick: he hearings showed the Democratic and Republican parties’ differing takes on constitutional law and the progress—or not—of the last 30 years. (Slate)

Above the Law gives Senate Judiciary Committee members letter grades on their Kagan hearing performances.

Also see earlier Kagan news from ABAJournal.com:

Time Out at the Kagan Hearings: On Quips, Ball Clubs and Horror Movies

Kagan Finishes Hearings with Praise from Both Parties, and ‘Concern’ From Republicans

GOP Takes 2nd Round: ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ Military Recruiting (Podcast)

Sessions to Kagan: Tell Us About Appealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Cases

Today’s Metaphors: Kagan Advises Democrats About Being an Actor and an Umpire

GOP Expects to Press Kagan Further as Panel Weighs Schedule Over Byrd’s Funeral

Kagan Coverage Roundup: Day 3

Updated at 5:59 p.m. to include link to Above the Law.

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