Olson Statement on Supreme Court Nominee
Washington, DC â€“ Rep. Pete Olson today issued the following statement in response to the White House nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court:
â€œElena Kagan clearly has an impressive record in government and academia. However, her light written record and lack of service as a judge make it all the more important for the Senate to engage in a thorough and meticulous â€“ yet fair and respectful â€“ analysis to gauge what kind of justice Ms. Kagan will be.
â€œFor instance, the position taken by Ms. Kagan and her colleagues at Harvard Law School â€“ a position arguing that the school is allowed to prohibit the military from recruiting on campus because it would otherwise undermine free speech â€“ was rejected by the Supreme Court by a vote of 8-0.
â€œThe Senate must ask pressing questions regarding this and other positions she has taken to determine if she is indeed qualified for a seat on our nationâ€™s highest court.â€
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