Obama nominates Elena Kagan to SCOTUS

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Obama nominates Elena Kagan to SCOTUS

Postby A-R » Mon May 10, 2010 10:55 am

Just getting the ball rolling on this ....

http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/05/10/ ... tml?hpt=T1

Did find this interesting tidbit (maybe she's not as "against us" as some others he could have nominated?)

http://judgepedia.org/index.php/Elena_K ... _Amendment

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During her Solicitor General nomination proceedings, Ms. Kagan provided answers to Senator Chuck Grassley regarding her view of District of Columbia v. Heller, 128 S.Ct. 2783 (2008):

"The Supreme Court held in District of Columbia v. Heller, 128 S.Ct. 2783 (2008), that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms. The Court granted this right the same status as other individual rights guaranteed by the Constitution, such as those protected in the First Amendment . . . . I understand the Solicitor General’s obligations to include deep respect for Supreme Court precedents like Heller and for the principle of stare decisis generally. There is no question, after Heller, that the Second Amendment guarantees Americans “the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation."[19]


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Re: Obama nominates Elena Kagan to SCOTUS

Postby srothstein » Mon May 10, 2010 8:47 pm

From what I have read, she is a very big believer in the legal principle of stare decisis (Latin for "we were wrong before so we will stay that way" :lol:). Having gotten Heller through before her, this could be good news for us, especially if the Chicago case is also decided in our favor.
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Re: Obama nominates Elena Kagan to SCOTUS

Postby Keith B » Mon May 10, 2010 9:04 pm

Quite a bit of discussion has already been done here viewtopic.php?f=94&t=33507
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