Kagan Confirmation Hearing, Day 3, Part 4
The Senate Judiciary Committee held its third day of hearings on the appointment of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by… read more
The Senate Judiciary Committee held its third day of hearings on the appointment of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens. In the second round of questioning, senators were allotted 20 minutes each.
Part 4 consisted of questions from Senators Whitehouse, Coburn, Klobuchar, and Franken. Question topics included judicial philosophy, the Commerce Clause, gun rights, Solicitor General Kagan’s work in the Clinton administration, gender disparities, and antitrust law.
In the third round of questions, Senators Sessions, Grassley, and Coburn focused on Judge Miguel Estrada (whose Court of Appeals nomination was filibustered in 2003 by Senate Democrats to prevent a final confirmation vote), military recruiting at Harvard Law, foreign law, same-sex marriage, original intent, and abortion law. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Charles "Chuck" E. Grassley U.S. Senator [R] Iowa
- Elena Kagan Solicitor General Department of Justice
- Amy Klobuchar U.S. Senator [D] Minnesota
- Patrick J. Leahy U.S. Senator [D] Vermont
- Jeff Sessions U.S. Senator [R] Alabama
- Arlen Specter U.S. Senator [D] Pennsylvania
- Sheldon Whitehouse U.S. Senator [D] Rhode Island
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