Social Policy & Politics Program | Memo

Four Reasons that Elena Kagan is a Moderate

by Lanae Erickson Hatalsky

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As the Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin in the Senate, opponents of Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s nomination will inevitably seek to portray her as an outspoken leftist ideologue. However, her record and experiences readily demonstrate that she is a moderate in the mold of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. This memo details the key points to emphasize when talking about how Elena Kagan is a moderate.

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