She won’t deliver her actual opening statement until later this afternoon, but the White House has already released excerpts of Elana Kagan’s remarks. From what they’ve released, it comes off as careful boiler plate, such as:
“The idea is engraved on the very face of the Supreme Court building: Equal Justice Under Law. It means that everyone who comes before the Court – regardless of wealth or power or station – receives the same process and the same protections. What this commands of judges is even-handedness and impartiality. What it promises is nothing less than a fair shake for every American.
Read more excerpts here.