The Elena Kagan Comedy Hour

One of the things many noted about yesterday’s edition of the Kagan Confirmation Hearings was the extent to which Elena Kagan used her sense of humor to disarm her questioners:

If nothing else, she might make oral argument more entertaining.

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  1. Dave Schuler says:

    I thought the funniest thing she said was that her politics and her decisions as a judge would be distinct.