May 19th, 2010
10:17 AM ET

Leahy: Kagan nomination hearings to begin June 28

The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin hearings June 28 to consider the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, the panel's chairman, Sen. Patrick Leahy, said Thursday.

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  1. Marie

    HOW on earth can CONGRESS in their right minds confirm this woman?????????? Please tell me that???????? She is so scarey that I cannot even articulate a real response!!!!!!! She wants to ban free speech and gun rights and was so bold as to give her opinion in a case when she was a mere law clerk on gun rights. This woman is just like Obama a member of the elite. I am so shocked at some of Obama's moves he is more daring than any president to date. Meanwhile the media is so in love with him that they overlook many important stories that really do shine the Red light on what he is doing. he is trying to restructure this economy and country with stupid treats here and there meanwhile robbing us blind!!!!! What abotu some of those stories CNN on the vandalism in he midwest by the illegals? How much longer will you not report on those? yet you could not take your eyes off the whale attack as seaworld???? Diversions is what you are doing. No wonder Campbell is leaving CNN is more like ET.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      WOW, what are you so afraid of?

      May 19, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • J.Crobuzon

      "??????????" Ten exclamation points . . . sure sign of an insane mind. As if the rest of your comments didn't suggest that anyway.

      May 19, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Miles

      "HOW on earth can CONGRESS in their right minds confirm this woman?????????? Please tell me that???????? She is so scarey"
      "She is so scarey"
      Marie, it's very very hard to have a well-respected opinion of someone who cannot spell scary, just saying. I suggest you also read Elements of Style by Strunk to fix up your punctuation.

      May 19, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • cedarrapids

      'This woman is just like Obama a member of the elite.'
      So what exactly makes you use the label of 'elite'
      I see it banded about so much and used as an insult, and yet no one actually explains what they mean by it.

      May 19, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • bama

      Where on earth do you get your information from, you really need to educate yourself, also who cares what she looks like.

      May 19, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      You must be reading too much Fox News, or the right-wing kook site, or similar right wingnut stuff. Get in touch with reality!

      May 19, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      America your country is broke and broken. George Bush and the GOP saw to that. A supreme court that commited a coup in 2000, a war in Iraq that should never have been started, a Wall Street and banking system so deregulated by the Republicans for their rich friends your economy lays in ruins, unemployment not seen since the depression, poverty that skyrocketed beyond belief and healthcare that left millions without care. Your political system is broken and no longer works except for the rich who use it to the advantage of lobbyists who give the most campaign dollars.
      Wake up. Obama is the only one who has integrity and trying to fix all that is broken. Republicans put you in theses positions.
      Kagan is a stellar choice for the court. Only wing nuts and right wing extremists think otherwise. You had your way for 8 long years and destroyed America, almost taking the rest of the world with you. Obama is your one and only hope of turning your country around and making it once again a great country. Give him a chance to give you back the values you once had. The world is watching.

      May 19, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • J.Crobuzon

      Yeah, those darn elitists, with their good grades and successful careers and big brains! Why can't we have judges who went to six community colleges and failed at job after job?

      May 19, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Greg Autrey

    FLASH: The Republcians have asked Present Obama to nominate Paula Abdul for the SCOTUS. They think she's pretty and she has all that judging experience!

    May 19, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. joseph

    In 1999 Ms. Kagan told the Senate in an inquiry into a judicial nomination that she had belonged to three prestigous law associations, which she now does not recall having belonged to. One of which apparently does not exist. This CV padding with lies may have alas become acceptable in our society, but a US Supreme Court Justice should not have a past of telling lies in a Senate inquiry. Putting this woman on the court after her own confession of not remembering her lies would be a deeply low point in our government.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • cedarrapids

      In 1999 Ms. Kagan told the Senate in an inquiry into a judicial nomination that she had belonged to three prestigous law associations, which she now does not recall having belonged to, One of which apparently does not exist'
      Which page of her questionaire is this info on?

      May 19, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • J.Crobuzon

      and you heard it all on Fox News, right?

      May 19, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jolio

    Is she GAY?????

    May 19, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary

      How does it intellectually matter?

      May 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Who cares if she's gay?

      May 19, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • J.Crobuzon

      Like you have a chance anyway?

      May 19, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • bama

      who cares

      May 19, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sid

    Let's see what she has to say in her hearing.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Now there's a novel approach. Imagine making judgments based on what she says?

      May 19, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Lena

    Oh Yes, sounds like that only REPUBLICAN can be qualified to be a JUDGE and this is so called DEMOCRACY. No wonder this place is down to the drain.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ed

    why are people asking if she is gay? the real question is if she is straight. because no dude wants to date a chick that looks like that

    May 19, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Now there is an intelligent, well thought out comment

      May 19, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Excellent point. Could not agree more.

      May 19, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • bama

      and you are what?

      May 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • J.Crobuzon

      Boy, I bet she's really worried about what special ed thinks of her looks.

      May 19, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. micky

    this hearing is gonna be fun!! im interested in watching..

    May 19, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Gwen

    Is she a Christian? That does matter!

    May 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jared

      Separation of church and state??

      May 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kate in San Diego

      Why does it matter? Is there a rule about it?

      May 19, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • bama


      May 19, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • J.Crobuzon

      It's time we had an Elvis-worshiper or a Pastafarian on the court.

      May 19, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |