Wednesday, May 12, 2010


NRO On Elena Kagen

I have barely begun reading it and already I find this nugget in NRO's Symposium on the Kagan nomination:
Let’s stipulate that the substance of Kagan’s views about how judges should interpret the Constitution is “within the mainstream.” So what? The important question is not where her views fall on the bell curve. The important question is whether her views are correct. If Elena Kagan’s views on basic matters of justice central to the common good are wrong — and if these matters fall within her purview as a justice, to be settled by her and as few as four colleagues for all 300 million Americans – then she should be denied confirmation.

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