Monday, May 10, 2010

The other day I linked to a piece on Elena Kagan;

here's another that's much less complimentary:
When Kagan was Dean of Law at Harvard University, she expelled military recruiters from campus in defiance of The Solomon Act, which she has argued against in writing and speeches. She, along with 40 other law professors, argued to the Supreme Court against the Soloman Act, but her arguments were rejected by even the most liberal justices.
Gee, that sounds just wonderful, doesn't it?

Ah, just found this at Legal Insurrection; looks like Obama's homosexual supporters are getting another kick in the whoozis:
In response to a question from Sen. John Cornyn (at page 28 of her Senate Judiciary Questionnaire), Kagan stated flat out that there was no constitutional right for same sex couples to marry (emphasis mine):

1. As Solicitor General, you would be charged with defending the Defense of Marriage Act. That law, as you may know, was enacted by overwhelming majorities of both houses of Congress (85-14 in the Senate and 342-67 in the House) in 1996 and signed into law by President Clinton.

a. Given your rhetoric about the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy—you called it “a profound wrong—a moral injustice of the first order”—let me ask this basic question: Do you believe that there is a federal constitutional right to samesex marriage?

Answer: There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

b. Have you ever expressed your opinion whether the federal Constitution should be read to confer a right to same-sex marriage? If so, please provide details.
Answer: I do not recall ever expressing an opinion on this question.
This doesn't mean that Kagan opposes gay marriage. But she clearly believes it is a matter for the political process, not a constitutional right.
I wonder how a lot of the Hopey!Changey!! people are feeling right now?


Tam said...

There's no constitutional right to marriage, period. The Federal government has less business thinking about marriage than it does abortion or education or medicine or agriculture or non-military space programs or communications or... well, pretty damned much anything else its gotten its nose into since about 1904.

Firehand said...

You're looking for an argument?

Tam said...

Nah, just ranting. :)

I'd just found this story, and I'm on a tear. :D

Firehand said...

Tear away, darlin', you do it so well.

And now, with a storm heading this way, I have to go out and make sure all blowables are put in or tied down.