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Because one above the law! 
July 19, 2010 
The Honorable Patrick Leahy Chairman 
United States Senate Committee the Judiciary 
224 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, 20510 
The Honorable Jeff Sessions Ranking Member 
United States Senate Committee the Judiciary 
152 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, 20510 
Dear Chairman Leahy and Senator Sessions: 
Judicial Watch non-pmiisan, educational foundation that advocates for transparency and accountability government, politics, and the law. Judicial Watch America's largest and most effective government watchdog, with nearly 200,000 active supporters who are committed the rule law. their behalf, urge you reject the nomination Elena Kagan the United States Supreme Court. 
President Obama's nomination Elena Kagan the Supreme Court irresponsible. Ms. Kagan liberal activist and political operative with experience judge. Supreme Court nominee ought have significant practical experience lawyer judge -especially nominee for the nation's highest court. Her decision throw military recruiters off the campus Harvard Law School during time war shows she far the left mainstream America. 
The United States Senate should ensure that only justice who will strictly interpret the U.S. Constitution approved. There's reason believe that Ms. Kagan meets this standard. 
Her biography includes work for the campaigns ardent liberals Elizabeth Holtzman and Michael Dukakis. She only practiced law total three years, one them for the Clinton White House. She also clerked for the late Thurgood Marshall, one the most activist Supreme Court members recent history. 
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The Honorable Patrick Leahy The Honorable Jeff Sessions July 19, 2010 
The rest her career was spent working domestic policy aide the Clinton White House and academia, where she became the first female dean Harvard Law School. Accordingly, barely four years (if one includes her on-the-job training United States Solicitor General) practical legal experience-and few years clerking the federal courts-is too little experience for the High Court. 
And frankly, that she continued work for former President Bill Clinton after lied under oath highly questionable. may not politically correct here Washington note that abused his office and lied under oath. However, Judicial Watch believes that lawyers like Kagan need account for why they continued work for the impeached former President despite his contempt for the rule law. Details her work defending Clinton his various scandals have been largely withheld from the public. trust that President Obama picked nominee who buys into his questionable standards for judicial nominations -which means nominating judges who are resultsoriented, are biased favor liberal causes favored groups, and substitute their personal opinions and political views for the plain words the U.S. Constitution. 
Many observers suggest that Ms. Kagan should confirmed because she did not make any major "gaffes" during her hearings. Why has this become the qualifying factor for Supreme Court confirmation? should not overly concerned about gaffes slips the tongue that occur during hearing. should more concerned about the questionable choices made the nominee throughout their career. And Elena Kagan has made many questionable choices. (See, note just two examples, her aggressive actions and problematic testimony her banning military recruiters and her machinations for partial-birth abmiion.) 
Again, Judicial Watch believes that the Committee should reject Ms. Kagan's nomination for the High Court. 
Thank you. 
Sincerely, 
Thomas Fitton 
President 
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