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The Senate confirmed U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan on Thursday as the 112th justice to the Supreme Court, making her the fourth woman to sit on the court.

Some Democrats have said they hope that the lifetime appointment of Kagan, a consensus-building liberal, will nudge the court slightly to the left.

Her confirmation is considered unlikely to immediately shift the court's ideology, however. Although she is expected to fit comfortably within the liberal wing of the court, she does not seem to be as liberal as Stevens was during his final years on the bench.

Along with her relative youth, Kagan, 50, brings a résumé unlike any of those with whom she will serve.

She will be the first appointee since 1972 to join the court with no judicial experience. Other justices have corporate law backgrounds or a long record of arguing before the court. Kagan worked briefly for a law firm and argued her first case before an appellate court 11 months ago. It happened to be before the Supreme Court, the first of six cases she argued as the nation's first female solicitor general.  Read more

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It's about time, I'm getting sick of this block everything.  I remember the Republicans screaming for an up or down vote and no filibustering Bush's choices.  Now that we have a Democratic President that all changes?
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It's about time, I'm getting sick of this block everything.  I remember the Republicans screaming for an up or down vote and no filibustering Bush's choices.  Now that we have a Democratic President that all changes?


Hi Randi, glad to see you here.  I just hope that the Republicans will get their up and comings this fall.
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It's about time, I'm getting sick of this block everything.  I remember the Republicans screaming for an up or down vote and no filibustering Bush's choices.  Now that we have a Democratic President that all changes?


As a Republican I don't see what the big deal has been.Elena Kagan isn't any flaming Liberal, she is pretty moderate.  That is why enough Republican went along with her nomination.  I'm afraid that we are opposing anything that has Obama's finger prints on it.  We need to be more selective.  This is only my opinion, but come November we will see if I'm right. 
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It's about time, I'm getting sick of this block everything.  I remember the Republicans screaming for an up or down vote and no filibustering Bush's choices.  Now that we have a Democratic President that all changes?


As a Republican I don't see what the big deal has been.Elena Kagan isn't any flaming Liberal, she is pretty moderate.  That is why enough Republican went along with her nomination.  I'm afraid that we are opposing anything that has Obama's finger prints on it.  We need to be more selective.  This is only my opinion, but come November we will see if I'm right. 


Wise words, Pet. 
 
Unfortunately, it seems that many Republicans in the Congress are not interested in getting the people's work done in the best possible way.  They want to destroy the Obama administration and they could not possibly care less about the citizenry of this country.
 
It doesn't seem to matter whether a bill is good or bad for the people ...... if it comes from the Obama administration, it must be stopped at all costs. 
 
 
I've been an independent for a long time ..... but I have a hard time lately, even considering voting for many Republicans. 
 
 
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