"She clerked for Judge Mikva and Justice Marshall, each a well-known liberal activist judge."Just to remind folks: Thurgood Marshall argued Brown v Board of Education before the Supreme Court in 1954... and he was the first black (African-American) justice on the Court.
[- Jeff Sessions (R-AL)]
“Ms. Kagan identified Thurgood Marshall as another of her legal ‘heroes.’ Justice Marshall is a historic figure in many respects, and it is not surprising that, as one of his clerks, she held him in the highest regard. Justice Marshall’s judicial philosophy, however, was not what I would consider mainstream. ... "
[Jon Kyl (R-AZ)]
Trashing Thurgood Marshall does NOT seem like the best strategy for the GOP to pursue in opposing Kagan.
(... of course, the GOP thinks the unemployed are drug-addicted derelicts who deserve to starve!)
... and, oh yeah: the current Senate GOP leadership would just be tickled pink to be living back in the '50s of the last century, when Blacks weren't so uppity!
That whole Civil Rights thing? - a big mistake! - look what it led to: a BLACK MAN in the White House!... "Separate but Equal" was a CORRECT decision!
... any chance the DNC is listening???
Stop the madness!