Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We are expecting one or more decisions in argued cases tomorrow at 10 a.m. We will be live-blogging the opinion(s) as they are released. However, there is no live blog of tomorrow’s oral argument in King v. Burwell. We will have coverage of that argument as soon as possible after it is finished; the transcript should be available tomorrow afternoon, and the audio will be available on Friday.
Wednesday's live blog will be available here.

Senator Specter


Washington, D.C. "“ Today U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) made the following comments regarding President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court of the United States:

"There is no doubt that Elena Kagan has exemplary academic and professional credentials.  And she has been a pioneer for women, serving as the country's first female Solicitor General and as the first woman to be Dean of Harvard Law School.  I applaud the President for nominating someone who has a varied and diverse background outside the circuit court of appeals.

“I voted against her for Solicitor General because she wouldn’t answer basic questions about her standards for handling that job.  It is a distinctly different position than that of a Supreme Court Justice.

"I have an open mind about her nomination and hope she will address important questions related to her position on matters such as executive power, warrantless wiretapping, a woman's right to choose, voting rights and congressional power.”

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