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Fake Outrage on the Left Over Kagan

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Posted on May 12 2010 7:53 am
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by Melissa Clouthier

The political left and the pretenders at centrism enter the Elena Kagan fray kvetching about her … ambiguity.

First, there’s the New York Times editorial ominously titled “Searching for Elena Kagan”:

But where, precisely, has Ms. Kagan been during the legal whirlwinds of the last few years, as issues like executive power, same-sex marriage, the rights of the accused and proper application of the death penalty have raged through the courts? As dean of the Harvard Law School, she spoke out against the military’s discrimination against gay and lesbian soldiers, but many students and professors there have expressed chagrin that she did not take a more forceful stance. And she has stated that “there is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.” Her positions on other current issues are either unclear — or possibly to the right of Justice Stevens.

Translation: We can’t tell if she’s liberal enough. That’s so frustrating!

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