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July 07, 2011 11:25 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Lamar Smith Trumps Up Investigation Into Justice Kagan's Role In Health Care Reform

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August 03, 2010 6:26 pm ET filed under Blog

About Those "Errors" In Your Kagan Testimony, Sen. Sessions...

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August 03, 2010 3:40 pm ET filed under Fact Check

About Those "Errors" In Your Kagan Testimony, Sen. Sessions...

In his floor speech this morning opposing Solicitor General Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) "ask[ed] and challenge[d]" Kagan supporters "to point out any errors in my remarks as we go forth so that we can, above all, get the facts straight." He then launched into an account of Harvard Law's policy toward military recruiters during Kagan's tenure as dean which contained errors of fact. We submit to Sen. Sessions' attention that then-Dean Kagan did not in fact bar recruiters from the campus (as he twice said she did this morning), and that his insistence that anti-gay discrimination in the armed forces is a matter of law and not military policy is misleading at best.

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July 20, 2010 5:09 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Graham On Kagan: "President Obama...Chose Wisely" (Pt. 1)

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July 20, 2010 5:08 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Graham On Kagan: "President Obama...Chose Wisely" (Pt. 2)

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July 15, 2010 3:33 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Republican Policy Committee's Attack On General Kagan Lacks Substance

In a "policy paper" titled "Vacuity, Farce, and the Kagan Hearings," the Senate Republican Policy Committee (RPC) attacked Solicitor General Elena Kagan with a series of debunked myths, falsehoods, and distortions.

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June 30, 2010 6:15 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Coburn Presses Kagan On "Natural" Law

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June 30, 2010 9:46 am ET filed under Blog

The RNC's Thurgood Marshall Problem

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June 29, 2010 3:30 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Sessions Is Unconnected To Reality

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June 29, 2010 3:27 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Sessions Undermines GOP's Main Attack On Kagan

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June 29, 2010 12:12 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Sessions Is The One "Unconnected To Reality" Regarding General Kagan And The Military

During his initial questioning of Solicitor General Kagan, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) accused General Kagan of being "unconnected to reality" as she commented upon her policies regarding military recruitment during her tenure as Dean of Harvard Law School.  However, Sen. Sessions is the one unconnected to reality as General Kagan's remarks reflected the truth of the sequence of events at Harvard Law.

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June 29, 2010 11:12 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. Sessions Undermines GOP's Main Attack On Kagan

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June 29, 2010 10:50 am ET filed under Blog

Now Thurgood Marshall?

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June 29, 2010 9:17 am ET filed under Fact Check

GOP Senators Nag General Kagan About The Same Old Thing

Republican opening statements during the confirmation hearing for Solicitor General Elena Kagan contained nothing surprising. As expected, Republican Senators repeated many of the same talking points they've been spouting since Justice Stevens announced his retirement. But no matter how often they're repeated, these talking points are disingenuous, misleading, or blatantly false.

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June 28, 2010 12:50 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Attacks Kagan As Too "Liberal" For Agreeing With Reagan

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June 21, 2010 2:06 pm ET filed under Fact Check

FLASHBACK: Republican Senators Claimed Judicial Filibusters Are Unconstitutional

During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said it is "possible" that Republicans will attempt to filibuster Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court.  However, while filibustering is within the GOP's rights, at least eight Republican senators have publicly argued that judicial filibusters are unconstitutional.

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June 18, 2010 4:09 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. McConnell Lies: Citizens United Was The "First Case" Kagan "Ever Argued In Any Court"

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June 18, 2010 11:52 am ET filed under Blog

Family Research Council: Elena Kagan Is Siding With The Enemy

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June 16, 2010 4:47 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Sessions Attacks Kagan Over Harvard Islamic Studies Program

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June 11, 2010 3:39 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Sessions Distorts Kagan's Statements About Child Pornography Case

In a June 10, 2010 briefing, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) argued that, as a clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall dealing with a child pornography case, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan indulged in "a rather personal view, not the dispassionate legal view that you would expect from a law clerk" because she expressed "shock" at the government's actions in the case. In reality, Kagan advised letting the child pornography conviction stand.

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June 10, 2010 6:34 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Coburn's Bogus Attacks On Sotomayor, Kagan And International Law

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June 08, 2010 4:01 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Poe Baselessly Claims Kagan "Wants Control Over Free Thought"

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June 08, 2010 2:50 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Poe Repeats Falsehood That Kagan "Banned" The Military From Harvard's Campus

Speaking on the House floor, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) argued against Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's confirmation, claiming that she "banned" the military from Harvard's campus for "personal and biased reasons."  In reality, Kagan upheld longstanding university policy, facilitated military recruitment through the law school's Veterans Association, and complied with court rulings.

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May 17, 2010 10:07 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - May 16, 2010

On Sunday's political talk shows, Republicans echoed the fierce, false criticisms of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan that we heard throughout last week.  Newt Gingrich claimed that Kagan is "anti-military." Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ) parroted Gingrich's lie that the military's prohibition on homosexuals began under President Clinton. And Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) claimed that Kagan wants the government to ban books. Meanwhile, Gingrich advanced false narratives about health care reform and President Obama's attitude toward free enterprise, and Sen. McConnell attacked the Recovery Act.

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May 14, 2010 3:26 pm ET filed under Fact Check

New Ad Falsely Claims Solicitor General Kagan "Kicked The Military Off Campus" At Harvard

On May 14, 2010, the conservative Judicial Crisis Network (formerly the Judicial Confirmation Network) released an ad opposing Solicitor General Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court.  The ad dishonestly claims that Kagan "kicked the military off campus" during her tenure as dean of Harvard Law School.  In reality, Kagan upheld longstanding university policy, facilitated military recruitment through the law school's Veterans Association, and complied with court rulings.

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May 13, 2010 6:07 pm ET filed under Blog

Supreme Battle: Sen. Scott Brown vs. Sen. John McCain

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May 13, 2010 11:47 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. McCain Says Kagan Was "Aiding And Abetting Violation Of A Law"

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May 12, 2010 12:47 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Sessions Repeats Falsehood That Solicitor General Kagan Is Anti-Military

During an interview on On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) reiterated the false Republican talking point that as Dean of Harvard Law, Solicitor General Kagan barred military recruiters from campus.  In reality, then-Dean Kagan followed the rules of the school while still allowing military recruiters access to students through the Veteran Students' Association.

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May 11, 2010 6:30 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Top Republicans Hypocritically Target Solicitor General Kagan's Experience

Republican Senators Mitch McConnell, Jeff Sessions, and John Cornyn have all criticized President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Elena Kagan, for her lack of experience as a judge. However, in 2005, all three Republican leaders touted President Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers, who also lacked both judicial experience and Kagan's impressive credentials.

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May 11, 2010 3:39 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Cornyn Worried That Solicitor General Kagan Doesn't Have Empathy

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