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SCOTUS Watch: Kagan-Is-Boring Edition

Elena Kagan may not like the confirmation process, but she’s getting through it unscathed.

We’re about three weeks away from Elena Kagan’s confirmation hearings, and though some right-wing groups and Republican senators continue to throw barbs, she remains largely unscathed. There’s not a single “wise Latina” moment to report, and some observers are even deeming Kagan a snoozefest.

The New York Times, noting that a real fight over Kagan’s nomination has yet to materialize, dubs her “a kind of Teflon nominee.”

Of course, that doesn’t mean Republicans aren’t still looking for potential bombshells. Senator Jeff Sessions, the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, is still digging into Kagan’s ban on military recruiters while she was dean of Harvard Law School. The Republican lawmaker wants the Department of Defense to turn over by June 11 all records relating to recruiting efforts at Harvard Law during Kagan’s tenure.  

Sessions has also been leading the call for the release of Kagan’s Clinton-era paper trail, and he could get his wish as early as today.  

A 1995 book review by Kagan that includes biting criticism of the confirmation process for high-court nominees could cause some awkward moments during her hearings.

Though it looks as though Kagan is destined for the Supreme Court, she apparently wasn’t cut out for the University of Chicago Law School.

And according to this rather disheartening poll , even if Kagan becomes our next Supreme Court justice, very few Americans will know who she is.

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