Senators will have less background on Kagan to help make Supreme Court decision

Senators will have less background on Kagan to help make Supreme Court decision

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Cortney Post News Journal #2 “Senators will have less background on Kagan to help make Supreme Court decision” The Washington Post May 26, 2010 This article is about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s qualifications and mostly focuses on her publications or lack thereof. The claim is that since she has not published a significant work since 2001 it is difficult to determine her position on several issues. The article paints a picture of a person who seems to be uncertain as to her own position and often contradicts herself in her writings. It concludes that Kagan will side with President Obama on issues before the Court. The issues here are many, but I want to focus on the importance of impartiality of our judges
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Unformatted text preview: at all levels. The article discusses pros and cons of having someone appointed to the Supreme Court whose position on several major is unclear. Likewise, we dont want judges who are so set on the social issues we as a nation deal with that s/he cannot or will not be impartial. Complete objectivity and impartiality are not possible, but the ability to keep an open mind is crucial. One does not want judges who are easily swayed by the politics that surround many cases, and this is usually a major factor in cases before the Supreme Court. The concern with Kagan is that she will simply support the presidents political agenda and not judge according to the cases before the court....
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