Kagan Grilled On Citizens United, Praised For Wit

Law360, New York (June 29, 2010, 11:43 AM EDT) -- The specter of the Citizens United decision loomed over questioning Tuesday for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, who sidestepped attempts by Republicans to paint her as a staunch liberal because of her advocacy as solicitor general for limiting corporate spending on political advertisements.

In a lengthy exchange with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kagan repeatedly refused to declare whether she personally believed the high court's decision in the case was wrong or right and said she vigorously argued the case because...
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