"She took the issue even further when she joined with other law school officials in a lawsuit to overturn the Solomon amendment, which was adopted by Congress to ensure that schools could not deny military recruiters access to college campuses,” Inhofe said.
University of Oklahoma law professor Joseph Thai, who was a clerk 10 years ago for retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, said Monday that he expects Kagan to be confirmed easily. And he said she could use her political skills to bridge the ideological divide on the Supreme Court.
Thai, a 1998 graduate of Harvard Law School, said Kagan "somehow managed to unite the ideologically divided law faculty” at the school and made it a "healthier and happier place.”
The fact that she doesn’t have experience as a judge shouldn’t be disqualifying, he said, since some of the most historic figures on the court, including John Marshall and William Rehnquist, didn’t have judicial experience.
It’s an "historical anomaly” that all nine of the current justices had been judges prior to their appointments to the court, Thai said.
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