Kagan's Emails Go Public

Friday, June 18, 2010

U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan (Getty Images)

More light will be shed today on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's legal history. The William J. Clinton Presidential Library is set to release 11,000 emails written by Kagan during her tenure as a domestic policy aide and White House counsel in the Clinton Administration. The emails come on top of another 160,000 pages of previously released documents, far more information than the Senate Judiciary panel has received from other recent nominees. 

Republicans have complained that Kagan's record is too mysterious and that they won't have enough time to adequately vet her before her confirmation hearings begin on June 28. To tell us if these emails contain anything revelatory, George Washington University Law School professor Jeffrey Rosen joins The Takeaway with his analysis.

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