From 3 to 5
During the year Kagan barred military recruiters from Harvard Law School's Office of Career Services, "military recruiting actually went up."
Argument limited to some corporate or union-financed pamplets only
"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."
Easy to say when it's not you
On whether a U.S. Supreme Court nominee should be forthcoming at confirmation hearings.
He's right -- but there's a way around it
"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."
Counting law review articles gets tricky
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's access was limited for a semester
Military "recruiting went on at Harvard every single day throughout the time (Kagan) was there."
More accurate: Kagan tested the law
Elena Kagan "violated the law of the United States at various points" with her opposition to military recruiters.
Writing a history thesis about socialism does not a Marxist make
Elena Kagan is "a New York City radical, Marxist lawyer through and through."
Kagan cashed a Goldman check
"She (Kagan) took money from Goldman Sachs just like her boss, Obama."
O'Connor had already held a gavel before getting her seat on the high court
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.
Resume of academia and Capital Beltway credentials
"Ms. Kagan has spent her entire professional career in Harvard Square, Hyde Park and the D.C. Beltway."
SCOTUS said no
On military recruiters at Harvard, Elena Kagan "took a position and the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that she was wrong."
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