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Kagan vote postponed one week

CNN reports that the Senate Judiciary Committee has postponed a vote on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court by one week. The delay came at the request of the panel's ranking member, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.).

Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said he hoped to hold the vote on Kagan on July 20.

Kagan is widely expected to pass the committee vote and be confirmed by the full Senate.

By Matt DeLong  |  July 13, 2010; 10:55 AM ET
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Can we dddrrrraaaaaagggggggg this confirmation out any longer. Seriously! I am so tired of this stuff. I wish we could just get on with it, especially because Kagan is perfect for the court. She is in line with what the constitution calls for, she should be a shoe-in basically. But what the heck is up with her skirt suits, check THAT story

Posted by: republicanblack | July 20, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Because we want NO MORE LIBERALS on the Supreme Court!

Posted by: JakeD2 | July 14, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

joanz3, she's a liberal replacing a liberal on the court. Why the outrage?

Posted by: cags777 | July 14, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Her confirmation should be permanently delayed. She is a far left progressive, and an ideaolog. No adhering to the Constitution for her.

Posted by: joanz3 | July 14, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

What role did Kagan play in advocating government surveillance abuses in her two positions (Obama's Solicitor General and Clinton's White House Staff lawyer and advisor)? It's a fair question, and I haven't heard it asked as yet. Go back to her and ask again. This is the U.S. Supreme Court, and her conduct matters. I have witnessed a great deal of criminal activity in government. Question Kagan again, more closely.

Posted by: redd1 | July 13, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Such a delay is allowed under Senate rules, but is it necessary? I haven't read anything yet by way of explanation . . . . Given that Kagan's confirmation is nearly certain, why the delay? A symbolic but otherwise futile gesture of protest, or does Sessions think he has some sort of game-changer? Or what???


Posted by: post_reader_in_wv | July 13, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Basic poltical BS
what goes around comes around

Posted by: lildg54 | July 13, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

As usual, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is being a real d*ck.

Posted by: pumor | July 13, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

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