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  • Kagan's Victory is a Defeat for Students Nationwide

    8/5/2010 4:45:52 PM Posted by Cheri Cerame

    Young America’s Foundation is appalled to learn the news that despite dismal approval ratings and a despicable record, Attorney General Kagan has been confirmed to sit on the highest court in the land, the United States Supreme Court.

    There are a multitude of reasons we fought this nomination. Kagan signed an amicus brief encouraging the Supreme Court to strike down the Soloman Amendment, legislation designed to defend military recruitment and participation in ROTC on campuses across the country.

    Kagan throughout her career continually trampled on student and individual rights. Kagan enacted an Apartheid system which prevented students from meeting military recruiters at the Harvard Office of Career Services (OCS) while she was Dean at Harvard Law School.

    Kagan argued in the past that the government has the right to censor publications. This has earned Kagan a 47% unfavorable rating, according to a Rasmussen Poll taken during the hearings.

    In addition, while Kagan was at Princeton, she wrote a thesis lamenting the decline of socialism in America, drastically underscoring her sympathetic views to the socialist cause.
    All of these reasons should have been enough to disqualify Elena Kagan from being considered for the Supreme Court. Sadly, that was not the case.

    Ron Robinson, president of Young America’s Foundation, said, “The rights of students and all Americans are in greater jeopardy because this Leftist elitist now has a lifetime power base to attack our freedoms.”

    Young America’s Foundation announced “Keep Out Kagan Day .” On June 8, concerned citizens nationwide called their Senators and urged them to, “Keep out Kagan.” Unfortunately, most Senators did not get the overwhelming message.

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