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Senate panel asks Clinton library to turn over documents on Elena Kagan

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posted on May, 20 2010 @ 08:47 PM
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Senate panel asks Clinton library to turn over documents on Elena Kagan


www.latimes.com

June 28 as the start date for hearings on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, and asked the Clinton presidential library to turn over voluminous documents related to Kagan's time as a top presidential assistant in the 1990s.

The committee is asking Garner to provide a wide range of materials from Kagan's time in the Clinton administration, when she most notably worked on policy matters dealing with firearms, tobacco and campaign finance and often enjoyed open-door access to the president.

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posted on May, 20 2010 @ 08:47 PM
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How is this possible? We have documents that were purposefully archived by professional archivists using modern technology which has sophisticated means to retrieve documents by extensive criteria.

Having done this kind of work, I can tell you that the documents can be produced in a matter of hours.

They are correct that upon retrieval the documents need to be reviewed, but they do not need to be read line by line. Most of the documents will obviously not germane and can be tossed. Others will certainly take more time, but with the congressional staffs made available, these materials could certainly be produced within a couple of weeks.

This is a life time appointment and even should the documentation infrastructure be such that it took a couple of months longer, why not take a few months more?

They also knew that Stevens was going to pull the pin and had to be looking at a short list of candidates for months. Why not begin to pull the materials early, both to ensure you have the right candidate but also to facilitate a speedy confirmation process?

First they won't let the press speak with her cousin for follow-up questions. Next the won't allow the News York Times to audit a class on the US constitution being given by her brother, even though both her brother and the school invited them in. Now it looks like they are going to not produce documents which could be extremely insightful to her judicial temperment.

What is going on here and where is the outcry?

I can tell you from first hand experience that when the government issues you a document request, they give you a very limited amount of time to produce the documents under the discovery objective. These are documents that are very arcane and detailed in nature. It does not matter how difficult it is to obtain them or how much work is involved. You need to produce them within the allotted time frame. Many a firm has had teams of staff pulling all-nighters to comply with government document requests. Now the government can't comply with a similar request?

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posted on May, 20 2010 @ 09:26 PM
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I have never seen such top secret access
to a SC candidate in my life. It's like they're
raising Hitler from the dead and want to
keep it a secret.

How in the hell can there be a fair hearing
of a Sup Court Judge if nobody knows
anything about her????

It's railroading by the Obama administration.

Hey Obama, we do have a right to know
about this person but u keep her holed up
like she's in the witless protraction program.



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 02:47 AM
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Well Princeton tried to pull her Socialism thesis, but it has spread all around the net, even if that were all we had of her writings it would have some golden nuggets, but most of what she has written maybe a matter of public policy and should be easily accessed via a modern international communications networks.

Maybe we need to get the ClimatGate nerds onto the Kagan case, or those ding dongs that chase the Scientologists all over the place on the net, maybe they need to spend their time on other areas of public interest.

[edit on 21-5-2010 by bubbabuddha]



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