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Capt. Pete Hegseth should be appointed to fill the vacancy of Justice Steven’s seat on our high Court !!

Sen. Orrin Hatch has stated that he cannot support Ms. Kagan’s appointment to the Supreme Court.

Question: If Sen. Arlen Spector could not support Ms. Kagan’s appointment as Solicitor General last year, how can he support her LIFETIME appointment to the US Supreme Court?

 

     Unnamed White House sources are saying that Barack Obama will name the Solicitor General Elena Kagan to fill the seat of retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, probably on Monday or Tuesday. Other White House sources say the President is still in the review process.

     FOXNews, through Major Garrett, has reported that Kagan, the former Dean of Harvard Law School, is the likely nominee, and the rationale for the choice supports her appointment:

                       (1) Ms. Kagan has NOT served on the judiciary, thus she will have a far shorter “paper trail” that might trip up her nomination,

                       (2) Ms. Kagan is a known acquaintance to the Obama White House,

                      (3) As Solicitor General, Ms. Kagan has already gone through the Senate confirmation process, which would enable the Senate Judiciary committee to move forward without a great deal of delay on her hearings,

                      (4) Having already been confirmed as Solicitor General by the Senate, Ms. Kagan is a choice that is less likely to be the subject of a filibuster from the minority party.

       The choice of Elena Kagan would appear to be a “safe” choice for the Obama administration, perhaps signalling that they are not up to the expenditure of a great deal of political capital as the midterm elections loom on the horizon. Or, given her close ties to the Obama White House, perhaps they view her as one of their pawns on upcoming cases, such as campaign reform and ObamaCare. A word of caution to the Obama White House: the choice of a close associate backfired on George W. Bush, when he nominated Harriett Meiers to the high Court, as she later withdrew her name.

      Abortion groups and gay marriage groups, on both sides of the issues, will be watching her appointment and confirmation process carefully and closely.