Will Elena Kagan Move Court to the Right?
Law prof Jonathan Turley fears Elena Kagan will move the Supreme Court to the right, especially on civil liberties and support for Bush-era policies:
For liberals, the problem is her “pragmatic” approach to civil liberties and support for Bush policies. Stevens was the fifth vote in opposing such policies and Kagan could well flip that result. Few could have imagined that voting for Obama would have resulted in moving the Court to the right, but that appears to be case with the selection of Kagan.
He also makes a point I made last night: Obama has never been the liberal that liberals thought he was. [More...]
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