Kagan Grilled by Senate Panel on Military Recruitment Ban
Posted on Jun 29, 2010
The Senate Judiciary Committee and Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan faced off Tuesday on the second day of Kagan’s confirmation hearing, and as expected, certain committee members were eager to zero in on the issue of her decision to temporarily block military recruiters from Harvard as a protest against the military’s contested “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding gay and lesbian service members. —KA
The Washington Post:
Kagan’s actions regarding military recruiting at Harvard have for weeks loomed as Republicans’ leading point of criticism of her nomination, and Sen. Jeff Sessions (Ala.), the Judiciary Committee’s ranking Republican, wasted no time in homing in on the issue in the first morning of questioning at Kagan’s confirmation hearing.
In a stream of hard-edged questions, he accused Kagan of violating federal law and denigrating the military in deciding to bar recruiters from the law school’s career services office in late 2004 and early 2005.
AP / Susan Walsh
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan testifies on Capitol Hill on Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.