Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Harry Kresky on Elena Kagan: How to Judge a Judge

Check out a great new blog Legal Briefs from independent attorney Harry Kresky! His latest post is on Obama's SC nominee Elena Kagan:

President Obama has chosen his second Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan, and much of the dialogue centers around ideology. Kagan would replace John Paul Stevens, viewed as the leader of the Court’s liberal block. Liberals fear Kagan is too conservative, and conservatives point to her support for gay rights, when she was Dean of Harvard Law School, as an indication that she may be too liberal.
This made me think of what kind of judge I want to hear my clients’ cases, after almost 40 years of practicing law. It’s not about ideology. It’s about fairness, the ability to listen, respect for the law, and respect for the litigants who stand before them.... Read on...

No comments: