Live US Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elana Kagan:
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I didn't watch this, should I have?
council for Goldman/Sachs 2005-08
you feel comforted knowing they are getting
proper representation , poor poor, babies.
Kagan also argued in favor of Monsanto's GMO alfalfa.
After she is appointed, Kagan will be able to talk shop with former Monsanto attorney SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas.
The American supreme court is a testimony against diversity as only elites from two northeast schools are represented. Kagan is a liberal opportunist ready to sell out rights for the so called war on terror.
She'll get in easy just like Roberts, Alito, and Sotomayor. Even Rachel Maddow is defending her by complaining about only the Republican attacks on her ! :(
Rachel Maddow, huh.
Another Zionist sell-out... why wouldn't she like Kagan?
That is a good question. It depends on how much oil can be drilled out of that fat rightwinger. Perhaps she and Cheney can have their big blubber donated for energy production when they leave this planet. :>
My main test for any judge is whether they live up to enlightened 12th century standards of jurisprudence, or whether they favor the standards of the Spanish Inquisition. Respect for trial by jury, the right to defend oneself, and rejection of torture are the minimum protections we need in order to struggle for what we believe in.
Habeas corpus is valid only if it applies to everyone, all the time. If someone in power can pre-decide who is not entitled to their rights, then habeas corpus completely loses its meaning. Habeas corpus was designed for EXACTLY those folks whom the powerful would like to quietly disappear. Denying habeas corpus can start with a word like blasphemer, communist or terrorist and continue to anyone who challenges entrenched power or militarism in any way.
Sarcasm - As for Kagan's vigorous defense of Goldman Sachs and Monsanto, every "person" is entitled to a defense. - sarcasm off.
I believe Kagan is too willing to give up fundamental rights in the name of fighting terrorism. I think she is a poor choice.
Yes, if one among us is not entitled to habeas corpus, none of us are.
The most basic right we have under habeas is to accurately identify ourselves and be entitled to due process.
If you do not have due process the government can identify you as anybody they want to and you have no right to prove your true identity.
Kagan has already signaled that she will not answer questions about habeas corpus because "such cases may come up in the future". The best way to deal with that signal is to make sure that she will not even be on the Supreme Court when such and other casese come up.