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Pro-Life Group Asks Senate to Delay Elena Kagan Confirmation Hearing

By on 5.24.10 | 10:25PM

In a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, the top Republican on the committee, Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life writes:

We are deeply concerned that the Senate Judiciary Committee will have insufficient time to review Elena Kagan's record before commencing her hearing on June 28, 2010. Therefore, we request that you provide whatever time is needed for members to thoroughly prepare for the hearing, even if it requires postponing the hearing date.

Yoest cites statements by the executive director of the Clinton Presidential Library that it will be "very difficult" to provide records of Kagan's service in the Clinton administration by the planned starting date of Kagan's confirmation hearing next month.

Paul Bedard of U.S. News & World Report notes that Americans United for Life "is fast becoming one of the leading foes of Kagan."

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