Monday, August 9, 2010

Is Elena Kagan good for the Supreme Court?

A Newly Confirmed Supreme Court Justice

Elena Kagan was sworn in Saturday as the 112 justice and fourth woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Kagan is a former Harvard Law School dean and a solicitor general.

She has been called a political liberal by members of the Republican Party. Kagan won’t be formally installed as a justice until the new term of the court this fall. She can however begin her duties now by reviewing cases and emergency appeals that have been filed to the Supreme Court.

Kagan joins Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor on the nine-member court, which is often, divided 5-4 on high-profile cases such as gun rights, discrimination and campaign finance.

The pundits and prognosticators do not expect Kagan to change the ideological balance of the court, where Justice Stevens was considered a leader of the liberals.

What do you think she adds to the Supreme Court? Where do you see the court headed? What do you think we can expect from this Obama appointment?


RCUBEs said...

I always imagine a blind leader of the pack of sheep leading, if their faith and what they value contrast with Christ's. So, where are [this nation]we going? Nowhere...May the Lord touch their lives. That's where true change comes from, not the presidential promise spoken. Blessings to you.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Dare I say she may add "SOME COMMON SENSE?"
A woman always add that bit of quality that a man can never acquire.

PS Enjoyed the post Gregg.

Pilgrim Mommy said...

I don't have very good expectations from most politicians nowadays. However, I trust in God's sovereignty. He establishes rulers and judges to achieve His ends even if these leaders think they can pursue their own agendas. God is in control, not the politicians.


Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said Kagan is "woefully inexperienced." He compared her to Obama, saying that like him, "she, too, may have charmed her way into one of the most powerful positions in America with a clever charisma that hides her ultimate agenda: to reshape the court with a profoundly radical bent."

I agree with Tony Perkins. ~Ron

Gregg said...

RCUBEs - You nailed it! We aren't going anywhere! Unless it is downhill at a rapid clip.

Yvonne - I won't argue that common sense would be a nice addition, but politicians don't abide by common sense - they abide by the special interest groups that got them elected. In our country any more that is godless or amoral people with no sense of right or wrong, just a keen sense of expediency.

PM - You are right and I am with you. God is in control regardless of who is in office. Paul never worried about Nero.

OG - I agree with you and Tony Perkins. I think this is a mistake.