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Gingrich calls for Obama to withdraw Kagan nomination

By David Edwards
Sunday, May 16, 2010 10:34 EDT
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There will be no need for the Senate to waste their time interviewing President Barack Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court if Newt Gingrich has his way. Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked Gingrich Sunday what he thought of the nomination of Elena Kagan.

“I think the president should withdraw it,” said Gingrich. “You don’t need a whole lot of hearings. The very fact that she led the effort — which was repudiated unanimously by the Supreme Court — to block the American military from Harvard Law School….”

Kagan’s opposition to military recruiters on campus stems from her dislike of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy barring gays from serving openly in the armed forces.

According to Associated Press, as dean of Harvard Law School in 2003 she blasted DADT as “a moral injustice of the first order.”

Kagan objected to the Solomon Amendment — a law that allows the federal government to withdraw funding of schools that don’t allow military recruiters on campus.

In 2004, a federal appears court struck the amendment down as unconstitutional, and Kagan barred recruiters from the law school. But the Supreme Court overturned that decision and Kagan was forced again to allow military recruiters on campus.

This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast May 16, 2010.


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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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