Statements about Kagan Nomination
During the year Kagan barred military recruiters from Harvard Law School's Office of Career Services, "military recruiting actually went up."
"In her first appellate argument, Ms. Kagan told the court that the speech and press guarantees in the First Amendment would allow the federal government to ban the publication of pamphlets discussing political issues before an election."
On whether a U.S. Supreme Court nominee should be forthcoming at confirmation hearings.
"The ABA's own criteria for a judicial nominee call for, among other things, at least 12 years' experience in the practice of law, and they mean actual practice of law."
Elena Kagan "has published five scholarly review articles, mostly on administrative law and the First Amendment. These articles were mostly on technical and procedural issues."
Military "recruiting went on at Harvard every single day throughout the time (Kagan) was there."
Elena Kagan "violated the law of the United States at various points" with her opposition to military recruiters.
Elena Kagan is "a New York City radical, Marxist lawyer through and through."
"She (Kagan) took money from Goldman Sachs just like her boss, Obama."
On Sandra Day O'Connor: "I think one reason she was a good judge is she had no judicial experience" before she joined the Supreme Court.
"Ms. Kagan has spent her entire professional career in Harvard Square, Hyde Park and the D.C. Beltway."
On military recruiters at Harvard, Elena Kagan "took a position and the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that she was wrong."
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