Sen. Sessions Spars with Kagan During First Day of Questioning

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Elena Kagan (L) listens to a question from U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) (on screen) on the second day of her confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill. (Getty)

In her first day of questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan got off to a rocky start in a nearly 20-minute back-and-forth debate with ranking Republican Senator Jeff Sessions. In the sparring session, Sen. Sessions maintained that Kagan had circumvented the law and was disrespectful to the military when she limited military recruiters' access to campus as dean of Harvard Law School. Kagan repeatedly said Harvard was always in compliance with the law. 

To help review the contentious debate, we talk with Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich, who was in the Senate chamber.


Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja

Comments [1]

john white from chicago

re: Kagan--URGENT Senator Sessions and ALL who LOVE THE USA. You haven't asked KAGEN ABOUT her views on the US CONSTITUTION. From her Actions she DISDAINS the US CONSTITUTION and will WORK TO CHANGE the US CONSTITUTION. Please NOTE Congress and JUDGES--especially the Supreme Court Judge is SUPPOSED TO UPHOLD AND INTERPRET the US CONSTITUTION AS WWRITTEN. Please do NOT CONFIRM KAGEN to Supreme Court BECAUSE SHE will endeavor to Make Congress AND the US CONSTITUTION OBSOLETE while she and her cohorts LEGISLATE from the BEnch. The Constitution is NOT a "living" document but the FOUNDATION OF THIS REPUBLIC. It can be LEGALLY changed ONLY THROUGH THE AMENDMENT PROCESS. Please if you Love America vote NO on kagen.
Thank you-- a concerned american

Jul. 01 2010 04:25 PM

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