Bench Memos

No Evasion, Please

At the American Principles Project, founder (and Princeton professor) Robert P. George has posted a statement about Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court.  As others have done, Robby notes Kagan’s now well-known 1995 article arguing for open discussion of constitutional questions in Supreme Court nomination hearings:

Because I know Solicitor General Kagan to be a person of integrity, I do not expect her to attempt to evade questions whose legitimacy she affirmed when the nominees of previous presidents were under consideration.