July 13, 2010
A committee vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan will be put off at least another week to give Republican lawmakers more time to review her record.
Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, requested that the committee’s vote on the nomination, which had been scheduled for Tuesday, be delayed for one week.
Mr. Sessions said he had “serious questions” about Ms. Kagan, particularly relating to her views on the military, partial-birth abortion and gun rights.
“Fundamentally, the nominee lacks the experience and the intellectual vigor you develop from full-time practice of the law and serving as a judge,” Mr. Sessions said.
Ms. Kagan, who spent most of her career in academia as dean of Harvard Law School and previously worked in the Clinton White House, had testified two weeks ago before the committee. Republicans criticized her for dodging questions during her three days of testimony.
This article was posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 9:53 am