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Elena Kagan


Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving since August 7, 2010.
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Elena Kagan
It is absolutely true that I have served in two Democratic administrations. You can tell something from me and my political views from that.
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I think people are great in many different ways. So, I think some justices are great because they have extraordinary wisdom, they have an understanding of how to apply the law in their times in a way that's completely consistent with the text of the law and the purposes of the law, and in a way that's completely right for the times in which they live in.
Kagan
I love Justice Marshall. He did an enormous amount for me. But if you confirm me to this position, you will get Justice Kagan. You won't get Justice Marshall, and that's an important thing.




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Its fine if the law bans books because government won't really enforce it.
Kagan Elena
My politics would be, must be, have to be, completely separate from my judgment.
Elena Kagan quotes
Subsequent hearings have presented to the public a vapid and hollow charade, in which repetition of platitudes has replaced discussion of viewpoints and personal anecdotes have supplanted legal analysis. Such hearings serve little educative function, except perhaps to reinforce lessons of cynicism that citizens often glean from government. Neither can such hearings contribute toward an evaluation of the Court and a determination whether the nominee would make it a better or worse institution. A process so empty may seem ever so tidy muted, polite, and restrained but all that good order comes at great cost.
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