Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Additional Questions for Elena Kagan

1. The 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision overruled the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson ruling that "separate but equal" facilities for African Americans and whites were constitutional. Which is the better album Stand! or Let It Bleed?

2. In Berghuis v. Thompkins, the court eroded the landmark 1966 Miranda v. Arizona opinion holding that a suspect had a constitutional right to remain silent. Would you say you’re more of a Miranda or a Samantha?

3. Observers believe that your service in President Clinton's White House shows that you hold broad views of presidential power to, for example, detain terrorism suspects indefinitely. Would you support an executive order that puts Morrissey and Marr back in the studio together?

4. Some justices consult international law when they resolve issues, such as whether evolving standards of decency preclude the juvenile death penalty because it is cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment. That aside: Alito, Scalia, Thomas—F, Marry or Kill?


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