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Justice Elena Kagan

Senate voted to confirm Justice Elena Kagan (little premature use of “Justice”) as the 112th Supreme Court justice largely 63-37, pretty much along party lines (one Democrat against and five Republicans for).

I’m impressed by the five Republicans who clearly would not have chosen soon-to-be Justice Kagan but deferred to the president’s choice under the theory that elections have consequences and the president should be able to largely choose any qualified candidate he wants. How many Democrats will agree with this one day when the shoe is on the other foot? I predict five.