The Kagan Hearings: Were They Necessary and Worthwhile?

Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma couldn't resist a dig at Elena Kagan when it was his turn to ask his first question at her confirmation hearing. He accused her of "dancing around" some of his colleague's questions. "Maybe you should be on Dancing with the Stars," he said for effect. The two then explored several contentious legal issues, such as the use of foreign law, the original intent of the Constitution and the definition of judicial activism. They held a discussion on the...Full Story
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