The latest tidbit that Kagan critics are seizing onto is a video of her praising an Israeli judge known as a judicial activist. Conservative groups say it indicates Kagan will also be an activist. Never mind that Justice Antonin Scalia—the Supreme Court’s conservative firebrand—is also on the record supporting the same Israeli judge.
No surprise here. Despite all the noise coming from interests on the right, the American Bar Association has given Kagan its top rating when it comes to how qualified she is for the high court.
Looking to kill some time before Kagan’s hearings start up? The Sunlight Foundation has organized all of Kagan’s Clinton-era e-mails into a cool interactive database called “Elena’s Inbox.” You can click through it as if it’s your own Gmail account.
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