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May 14, 2010

More on SCOTUS Nominee Elena Kagan


In his Human Events column today, Brian Darling recalls words he wrote on June 3, 2009: “President Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court owes the American people an explanation on her view of the 2nd Amendment.”

Back then the nominee was Sonia Sotomayor, "who never provided an explanation," Darling says.

Current Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan should be held to the "Kagan Standard," writes Darling. He notes that in a 1995 book review of Stephen Carter's "The Confirmation Mess," Kagan wrote, "When the Senate ceases to engage nominees in a meaningful discussion of legal issues, the confirmation process takes on an air of vacuity and farce, and the Senate becomes incapable of either properly evaluating nominees or appropriately educating the public.” 

Senators should push Kagan to explain further her views on the right to keep and bear arms given her work drafting gun-control initiatives during the Clinton Administration.

Read the Human Events column.