[Marxism] Confirming Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court

Jim Farmelant farmelantj at juno.com
Thu Aug 5 14:49:21 MDT 2010


On Thu, 05 Aug 2010 16:29:31 -0400 Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> writes:

> 
> Richard Negri wrote:
> > "Elena Kagan has distinguished herself as exceptionally 
> intelligent,
> > knowledgeable and fair-minded. SEIU believes she will focus the 
> Court on how
> > their decisions impact working families’ daily lives.”
> 
> We don't have much to go on since she has no judicial record to form 
> 
> such a judgment. This much I know. When she was working for Clinton, 
> she 
> played a major role in drafting the legislation that would end 
> welfare. 
> That doesn't bode well for working people in today's economic 
> conditions.
> 

The thing about her is that she seems to come from a
fairly left-wing family background.  On the other hand,
the history of such people when they go into government
service is not too inspiring.

Jim Farmelant
http://independent.academia.edu/JimFarmelant

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