What Greenwald said. On the first point, Paul's post on Kagan and the legal establishment is obviously relevant. I just wonder if Tribe actually believes the highly implausible claims that.
Kagan confirmed. I hope she will prove to be a successful appointment.
One the one hand, I agree with Rosen here, with the major caveat that "more substantive that the last three hearings" is a bar comparable to a major league team.
For the reasons cited by Barbara, this would-be Elena Kagan "scandal" about changed wording in an American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists position paper -- being promoted by the likes.
I guess she will be a judge in the same tradition as Louis Brandeis, in the same sense that Vincente Padilla is a "Dodgers Opening Day starter" in the tradition.
On the narrow point at issue, I agree with Yglesias and Greenwald that the conflation of sexual identity with someone's "sex life" is silly. I'm reminded of my favorite example.
Shorter Erick Erickson: If, like me, you're not sufficiently literate to distinguish between normative and empirical arguments, than Elena Kagan is a total socialist!!!!!!! Because everybody pretty much believes everything.
As Glenn Greenwald points out, skepticism about the Kagan appointment issuing from anyone left of Miguel Estrada (who by the way thinks Kagan is a terrific pick) has been met.