On Monday, Jun 28, 2010 at 12:30 PM The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin hearings to examine the nomination of Elena Kagan to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. You can set up a feed from GovTrack.us or from the Judiciary Committee site to track any action before the Judiciary Committee.
Meanwhile, BLT reports that 29 former USSC clerks are recommending that Kagan be confirmed. These are clerks that served with her during the 1987-88 term of the Court. This quote from the BLT post...
“As a group we had – and continue to have – different views from each other on a number of issues,” they wrote in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Regardless of whether any given one of us agreed or disagreed with Elena on a particular issue, however, we came to appreciate her approach in those situations. She always has had a wonderful temperament, and is an extraordinary listener who is genuinely interested in what other people think. Elena is able to advance, and at times adjust, her positions while maintaining respect for and openness to other views.”
The BLT post follows up with a review of the positions of some of those opposing Kagan: Robert Bork, Jeff Sessions, and Jon Kyl.