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Kagan’s Confirmation Looks Likely

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Posted on Aug 4, 2010
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Elena Kagan is almost through the wringer, awaiting a Senate vote later this week on her Supreme Court nomination. Hers has been a fairly uneventful vetting process, and judging by the mood on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, she’ll soon be sporting a black robe.  —KA

Los Angeles Times:

Elena Kagan’s elevation to the Supreme Court appeared virtually assured Wednesday, the second day of debate over her confirmation, as a majority of senators declared support for her nomination.

Kagan, 50, the U.S. solicitor general, was tapped by President Obama in May to replace retired Justice John Paul Stevens. A floor vote on the nomination is likely Thursday, and Republicans are not expected to attempt a filibuster.

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By grumpynyker, August 5, 2010 at 6:15 am Link to this comment
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That’s right, soft racists; prattle back and forth
amongst yourselves on nonsense issues like gay
marriage, the construction of an Islamic center near
that nine-year old empty space (aka World Trade
Center),“debating” on ending the invasion/occupation of
Iraq/Afghanistan, fantasizing about invading Iran while
that bastard love child of Ariel Sharon and Golda
Meir(unqualified nominee) lands confirmation for a
lifetime appointment to the US Supreme Court.

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