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#1. It's not that there are no masters, but that there are many. And the job of the solicitor general is to balance those masters and to accommodate them all, each in their proper places, wisely and well and in so doing to represent the people of the United States. - Author: Elena Kagan
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#2. When the Senate ceases to engage nominees in meaningful discussion of legal issues, the confirmation process takes on an air of vacuity and farce, and the Senate becomes incapable of either properly evaluating nominees or appropriately educating the public. - Author: Elena Kagan
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#3. In fact, corporate and union moneys go overwhelmingly to incumbents, so limiting that money, as Congress did in the campaign finance law, may be the single most self-denying thing that Congress has ever done. - Author: Elena Kagan
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#4. It was a very cool thing to be a smart girl, as opposed to some other, different kind. And I think that made a great deal of difference to me growing up and in my life afterward. - Author: Elena Kagan
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#5. It is absolutely true that I have served in two Democratic administrations. You can tell something from me and my political views from that. - Author: Elena Kagan
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#6. I think the nine justices think the solicitor general is the 35th clerk. - Author: Elena Kagan
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#7. I think that if there are positions that you can't argue ... then the responsibility is probably to resign. If one's own conscience is opposed to the requirements and responsibilities of the job, then it's time to leave the job. - Author: Elena Kagan
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#8. American radicals cannot afford to become their own worst enemies. In unity lies their only hope. - Author: Elena Kagan
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#9. Law matters, because it keeps us safe, because it protects our most fundamental rights and freedoms, and because it is the foundation of our democracy. - Author: Elena Kagan
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#10. There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage. - Author: Elena Kagan
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#11. Perhaps most important, judges will have goals. And because this is so, judges will often try to mold and steer the law in order to promote certain ethical values and achieve certain social ends. Such activity is not necessarily wrong or invalid. - Author: Elena Kagan
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#12. What my political views or my constitutional views are just doesn't matter. - Author: Elena Kagan
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#13. The Supreme Court, of course, has the responsibility of ensuring that our government never oversteps its proper bounds or violates the rights of individuals. But the Court must also recognize the limits on itself and respect the choices made by the American people. - Author: Elena Kagan
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#14. If I am confirmed, I will commit to show Heller and the principles articulated in it the full measure of respect that is due to all constitution decisions of the court. - Author: Elena Kagan
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#15. My politics would be, must be, have to be, completely separate from my judgment. - Author: Elena Kagan
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#16. And what my constitutional values are are wholly irrelevant to the job, and so neither you nor anyone else will know what they are. - Author: Elena Kagan
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#17. I have no regrets. I don't believe in looking back. What I am proudest of? Working really hard ... and achieving as much as I could. - Author: Elena Kagan
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#18. Suppose a state said that, Because we think that the focus of marriage really should be on procreation, we are not going to give marriage licenses anymore to any couple where both people are over the age of 55. Would that be constitutional? - Author: Elena Kagan
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#19. Like all Jews, I was probably at a Chinese restaurant! - Author: Elena Kagan
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#20. I do not espouse the unitarian position. President Clinton's assertion of directive authority over administration, more than President Reagan's assertion of a general supervisory authority, raises serious constitutional questions. - Author: Elena Kagan
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