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Republicans Roll Over For Kagan

Publication Date: 
June 30, 2010
Investors Business Daily

Professor Michael McConnell is mentioned in an editorial piece published in Investors Business Daily for his endorsement of Elena Kagan's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court:

Supreme Court: The questioning of Elena Kagan has been mostly laughs and smiles. Republicans are letting image and empathy win out over substance, and that's no laughing matter.

Supreme Court confirmation hearings have degenerated into slick TV entertainment. Millions of viewers seeking real scrutiny of President Obama's choice instead heard light banter about how New York Mets fan Kagan might get along with Yankees fan Justice Sonia Sotomayor. (Answer: They'll be too busy working together with fellow liberal New Yorker Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg against the court's conservative male justices to talk baseball.)


Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Wednesday let Leahy wow him with the flattering text of conservative former appellate judge and Stanford law professor Michael McConnell's endorsement of Kagan.