Look on the Bright Side!!!

I’ve thought of some bright sides regarding the news that Elana Kagan is Obama’s pick to replace Stevens:

  • If ever SCOTUS needs money, Elana Kagan is a great fundrasier!
  • Imagine how it’ll make Republican heads explode when they realize Hamdan lawyer Neal Katyal may be Acting Solicitor General.
  • Given that Republicans will try to oppose Kagan on perceived sexual orientation, it’ll make potential gay bashing of Vaughn Walker over the Prop 8 trial much less effective and–assuming Kagan is confirmed–potentially counter-productive for the haters.
  • Next time someone has to defend the material support statute before SCOTUS, she probably won’t go so far as saying even lawyers who defend those accused of terrorist related crimes materially support terrorism.
  • Girls. Three of them. On SCOTUS. Just two more to go and we’ll have our fair share.

Got a bright side to the Kagan nomination? Put it in comments.

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49 Responses to Look on the Bright Side!!!

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emptywheel RT @SchoofsFeed: For trial of the 9/11 plotters, US has hired 1 firm to serve both the prosecution & defense. https://t.co/D2gmAtXwId @AliW
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emptywheel @nickturse Think they require active clearance. You think they've pulled @Snowden's yet?
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JimWhiteGNV RT @BurritoBrosShit: On that minivan life too, so this person has spawned. https://t.co/9VInUItFVD
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bmaz Important+troubling @nigelduara report on treatment of juveniles in Cochise Cnty, inc coerced felony pleas w/o atty https://t.co/U9uBtev2Kk
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bmaz Outrage is really the conflict of interest more than the outsourcing. Great story by @AliWatkins + @AramRoston https://t.co/gkqSLaIyMs
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emptywheel @thegrugq We can start by firing all mid-level people who know WTF they're doing, leading them to scramble for livelihoods elsewhere.
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bmaz Hilarious. Curt Schilling is too much of an ass even for FOX. https://t.co/pIQJuzCqI8
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bmaz @sbagen @imillhiser @MikeSacksEsq @jessewegman Think criminal issues will be one, especially if Garland makes it through.
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emptywheel @nickrmanes Tho I agree I caught the whiff of stale malt when I got off.
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emptywheel Somehow flight attendant had me pegged as *not going to beer industry conference.* Gonna have to up my game. https://t.co/XgxYjAkNTi
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bmaz @maryaliceparks @7im @BernieSanders It started last summer with huge crowds and few press, maybe ends that way this summer.
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bmaz RT @etuckerAP: DOJ and its IG have resolved dispute through language in appropriations act. DOJ says IG will get faster access to categorie…
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