June 30th, 2010
06:12 PM ET
4 years ago

Senators complete public questioning of Kagan

Washington (CNN) - The Senate Judiciary Committee completed its public questioning of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Wednesday afternoon.

The panel now will hold a private session with Kagan on classified information, and then hear from witnesses for and against her nomination on Thursday.


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  1. Corp. Madharchod

    oh great...

    is there a swim suit round too? not that I am interested in it unless we have our famous Sarah baby as a candidate there ... lol

    June 30, 2010 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  2. carroll

    i have enjoyed watching this whole process and know that ms. kagan will be approved. however, i don't expect the republicans on the committee to vote for her. it is surely a sad commentary that the republican's code of conduct has become, to do whatever is necessary to vote against any and everything President Obama is for, including not voting to extend unemployment compensations to those who are still unemployed due to this recession. America wake up! democrats are truly trying to put "county first"; remember, this is the slogan the McCain/Palin campaign ran on. we must put county first because the republicans are not!

    June 30, 2010 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  3. phoenix86

    The farce is over. The democrats will confirm her. And the US Constitution will continue to be marginalized until it finally withers away and dies under the totalitarianism that everyone on the left seems to want.

    June 30, 2010 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  4. Bob of Lompoc

    Did Committee Chairman Senator Leahy require Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama to obey the "English Only" rule?

    June 30, 2010 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  5. Henry Miller, Libertarian, Cary, NC

    Lots of questions, no substantive answers, and we know as little about Kagan now as we did at the start of the process.

    Here's a question for the assemble company: If you were going to hire someone and pay them $214,000 per year for the rest of their lives, wouldn't you want to have a pretty good idea of their skills, experience, and outlook?

    Sonia Sotomayor famously, and quite self-servingly, observed that "a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.” Not that that's necessarily, or even probably, true, but what can we conclude about someone of whom we know so little about her "experiences?" In Kagan's case we have close to no idea and, as far as I'm concerned, that makes it foolish to confirm her.

    June 30, 2010 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  6. Cynthia - Arkansas

    I will say that Elena Kagan was more than able to take on the Republicans. They sounded lame and mean-spirited as always. She will be great on the Supreme Court!

    June 30, 2010 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  7. jules sand-perkins

    We need Kagan on the Supreme Court.

    June 30, 2010 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  8. jenn, philadelphia

    Gee, I was hoping some one would ask her who she thinks will be the next judge on American Idol, that's got to be more important than whether she's on Team Edward or Team Jacob.

    June 30, 2010 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  9. TOTUS FOR PRESIDENT

    Questioning is completed. A perfect score for Kagan. Answered 100% of questions just like Obama schooled her – "Present"!

    June 30, 2010 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  10. stevegee

    They took over the auto industry, then healthcare, now financial services, energy is next, and then You.

    Wake up people! Obama and the Democrats are "changing" our country into a socialist nightmare. In November, vote American, vote Republican.

    June 30, 2010 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  11. billybob 'n NC

    Has there ever been a bigger joke than these hearings; well yes, there is always Sessions!

    June 30, 2010 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  12. Marie MD

    Finally! sessions just didn't know how more ways to stir the racial pot with Ms. Kagan.
    How many times can you bring up SC Judge Marshall because you can't find anything with Ms. Kagan.
    He still couldn't get it in that empty space between his ears that 38 of the SCJs were never seating judges. The guy looks like a munchkin.
    Sad, so, so sad.

    June 30, 2010 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  13. Pkm

    The gop wil try to block her way

    July 1, 2010 07:07 am at 7:07 am |