Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

American Center for Law and Justice

(Washington, DC) "“ The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, today called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to fully examine the judicial philosophy of Solicitor General Elena Kagan, President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court.

"This is the beginning of an important, deliberative process in which the American people deserve to know where Elena Kagan stands on the Constitution and the rule of law," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ.  "The fact that Elena Kagan has no previous judicial experience underscores the importance of closely examining her judicial philosophy – will she abide by the Constitution, or will she take an activist view?  With the Senate's constitutional role of providing "advice and consent' regarding nominees, we call on the Senate Judiciary Committee to provide full and thorough hearings and ask the tough questions about Kagan’s past and how she views the role of Justices, the Constitution, and the rule of law.  While no nominee should express legal opinions concerning specific issues, the American people deserve to know whether this nominee "“ which could serve for many decades "“ embraces the philosophy of judicial activism."

Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice focuses on constitutional law and is based in Washington, D.C.  The ACLJ is online at www.aclj.org.

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