June 04, 2010

Kagan's True Opinions Revealed?

Jan Crawford reports in CBS News that Kagan's legal memos from her days as a law clerk to Thurgood Marshall make her positions clear on some of "the nation's most contentious social issues." The documents cover "abortion, civil rights, gun rights, prisoner's rights, and the constitutional underpinnings for recognizing gay marriage." Although Kagan may say that she was merely reflecting Justice Marshall's views while writing to him, the memos are often written in the first person and take a "personal approach."

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