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Elena Kagan’s America?

If conservatives behaved like liberals, a Republican senator would have gone to the floor of the Senate yesterday and said this.

9:34 AM, May 11, 2010 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
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"Elena Kagan’s America is a land in which government-subsidized abortions would take the lives of millions of innocent children, blacks would have preference in law school admissions, rogue bureaucrats could curb citizens' liberties in the name of progressive policies, schoolchildren would not be taught politically incorrect truths, the religious could be discriminated against at the whim of government, and the doors of the elite law schools would be shut on the fingers of the U.S. military, the institution that protects us all against the enemies of freedom and democracy."

(In a Senate floor speech made in response to the announcement of Robert Bork's nomination, on June 23, 1987, Senator Edward Kennedy famously said:

Elena Kagan’s America?

Elena Kagan


"Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists would be censored at the whim of government, and the doors of the federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is often the only protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy.”)

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