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Kagan Promises To Be Impartial On Supreme Court At Senate Sessions

July 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Like all Supreme Court Justices before her, Elena Kagan stood in front of the Senate confirmation committee and spoke her case on why she should join the highest court in the land – the Supreme Court of the United States of America. At the Senate confirmation hearings Monday, Kagan gave her testimony and promised to be an impartial member of the court. She also prepared herself for the questions that were coming her way from many of the Senate, some of which that were not pleasant. For Kagan, most democrats embraced her as the selection and many of her views but she also stood her ground against many Republicans who felt that her liberal leanings could affect her judgment as a Justice.

Away from all of this, in the session Kagan seemed cool and collected as she spoke of the Supreme Court of the United States as a “wondrous institution” that worked with and was sometimes limited by the power of the constitution. She also went on to speak well of the man she plans on succeeding – Justice Paul Stevens by saying that she hopes to follow in his footsteps and see both sides of the arguments that would be bestowed on her when she’s on the court. Now, as collected as she was during the sessions there were still many who argued that she has focused more on politics than that of law in her past being that she herself had never been a judge. These arguments were met with educated banter and Kagan defended herself and her choice for being the next Supreme Court Justice as well as many expected she would. If the Senate confirmation hearings were any indication it seems that Kagan will be the next member of the court, and fair and impartial justice at that.