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Bork takes on Kagan's 'immature theory of judging'

"I'm not prepared to decide that," said Bork, "but the judicial filibuster is ordinarily to be avoided."

By David Weigel  |  June 23, 2010; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Supreme Court  
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The predictable Robert Bork

This is not a man who gives Democratic nominees the benefit of the doubt, or one who has forgiven the senators who blocked his nomination 23 years ago. (Heck, would you?) He can do one of two things -- point out that a combative hearing scares off qualified nominees, or demand that future nominees get the same treatment he got. So, typically, he does both.

By David Weigel  |  June 21, 2010; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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The coming GOP attack on Kagan and guns

So definitely expect to hear this again. Republicans feel they they've opened up a new front, and they have the high ground.

By David Weigel  |  June 4, 2010; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Second Amendment , Supreme Court  
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Dreaming of a disobedient Specter

With Specter no longer facing the constraints of seeking reelection, the former prosecutor is free to go out in a blaze of glory by sticking to principle and demanding that Kagan fill in the many holes in her notoriously thin record. Along with senators like Blanche Lincoln and Ben Nelson, Specter joins the ranks of Democrats most likely to vote against Kagan’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

By David Weigel  |  May 19, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  2010 Election , Supreme Court  
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John Roberts and the case of the missing Marxist essay

I don't think this issue has legs -- clearly, as most of us expected, the "Kagan banned the military from Harvard" line is the one conservatives have loaded their cannons with. But the path from Roberts to Kagan is riddled with amusing little double standards.

By David Weigel  |  May 17, 2010; 8:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Pat Buchanan's long battle for a white Supreme Court justice

Pat Buchanan's column on Elena Kagan is a pretty typical mix of bad faith and racial scare-mongering, but the tone is so strange that it's getting some pushback.

By David Weigel  |  May 14, 2010; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Race , Supreme Court  
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Older Entries in This Category »

The Kagan thesis, David Weigel , May 14, 2010
Inhofe, once again, is a no, David Weigel , May 10, 2010
Specter backs Kagan, David Weigel , May 10, 2010
Conservatives and the Kagan 'rubber stamp', David Weigel , May 10, 2010
Charles Fried, relieved, David Weigel , May 10, 2010
Conservatives get ready for Kagan, David Weigel , May 10, 2010
Elena Kagan, the Weekly Standard's choice, David Weigel , April 12, 2010
The filibuster scam, David Weigel , April 12, 2010
 
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