Kagan Confirmation Hearings: Day Four

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While most commentators agree that the Senate will confirm Solicitor General Elena Kagan as our next Supreme Court justice, the high theater hasn’t yet run its full course. On Thursday, both parties will call witnesses to testify on Kagan’s fitness—or lack of it—for the high office, and judging from the GOP’s slate of speakers (including these curious military vets), there may yet be some fireworks—or, at least, some red meat for both party bases to chew on. For a compilation of Kagan’s best one-liners from earlier in the week, check out DC reporter Stephanie Mencimer’s fantastic work here. And follow the action in real time on my Twitter feed:

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