MUST READ: Dallas News Editorial – Questions for Elena Kagan

From the Dallas News: CLICK HERE to read the entire article.

As dean of Harvard’s law school, you joined others at Harvard to try to keep military recruiters from doing their work on the prestigious campus. What was your intent?

So, how does she view the military, often a focus of the court’s attention? On the other hand, how does she view minorities, including gays and lesbians? And what protections does the Constitution afford them?

You’ve never served as a judge, a fact some of your critics consider a liability. How would you reassure Americans you can hold your own on this court?

You clerked for Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American justice on the court. He categorized his judicial philosophy as “You do what you think is right and let the law catch up.” Do you agree with that view?

Do you believe the court’s decision in Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Commission was an example of judicial activism?

Some liberal jurists object to the notion of originalism, a school of thought that advocates reading the Constitution through the prism of the document’s framers. But what’s so wrong with that approach?

Sandra Day O’Connor moved during her tenure from being a conservative jurist to a more moderately conservative one. Was there any value in her evolution? If so, what?

Good questions with great background–a must read. We’ve got to find the way to ask our questions so they have to answer them.


Posted on May 30, 2010, in Commentary, Supreme Court Candidates and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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