June 26, 2010

Kagan Press Conference

This Thursday, the Committee for Justice and nine other organizations gathered on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to voice their concerns about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Below are links to videos of two of the participants’ remarks, as well as this summary of the press conference by the Associated Press:
“[C]onservative activists are making it clear they expect Republicans to question Kagan sharply, with some insisting that they move to block a vote to confirm her -- something GOP senators have so far shown little inclination to do.

‘We've seen enough to give us a long list of concerns,’ said Curt Levey of the Committee for Justice, who gathered conservative activists outside the Supreme Court on Thursday to criticize Kagan's positions on topics ranging from gun rights to free speech and affirmative action.

Mario Diaz of Concerned Women for America called Kagan's record one ‘of a liberal political soldier -- not an impartial jurist,’ and said his group was urging senators to vote ‘no.’

Tommy Sears of the Center for Military Readiness said Kagan should be blocked from a confirmation vote based on her position on military recruitment at Harvard Law School.

Kagan's judgment in that episode ‘certainly calls into question what she would do with regard to other military issues and judicial deference with regard to military issues,’ Sears said.”

Videos of remarks by:

Curt Levey, Executive Director, Committee for Justice

William Saunders, Senior VP of Legal Affairs, Americans United for Life