Bauer Says Americans Tired of Agenda-Driven Judges, Urges 'No' Vote on Kagan

Jun 28, 2010, 06:00 ET from American Values

WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former presidential candidate Gary Bauer on Monday called on the U.S. Senate to closely question Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan as her hearings begin this week because of "her consistent habit of masquerading her liberal, political agenda as legal analysis. Americans are tired of agenda-driven judges who force their own political ideology down the throats of average citizens."

Kagan should be aggressively questioned on her opposition to allowing the U.S. military to recruit on U.S. college campuses.  Her position on this issue alone should disqualify her from serving on the highest court in the land.

Bauer, president of American Values and chairman of the Campaign for Working Families, noted that Kagan consistently celebrated the most left-wing activist judges as her heroes, and that in her work for Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, her analysis consistently dealt with how to manipulate the law for political ends.

Bauer noted: "It is clear that she is going to be a judge who imposes her own left-wing agenda in her opinions, rather than the rule of law. For once, I agree with Sen. Barbara Boxer, who believes Kagan will be a vote for abortion on demand, given Kagan's many actions to aggressively expand abortion rights in America.  A judge who is willing to bend the Constitution to find rights that are not enumerated there will surely find some excuse to invent new rights, including a so-called right for same sex marriage or a commandment to citizens to buy Obama's health insurance.

"It's time to reign in activist judges. Republicans have a chance this week to educate people about the ways in which liberal activists use the courts to force their agendas, and voters would love to see champions for the rule of law during the confirmation hearings. A 'No' vote on Kagan is a vote for constitutional law over political whim."

SOURCE American Values