Politics

Anti-Elena Kagan domains taken, Web sites stating opposition to Supreme Court nominee are up and running

Alex Pappas Political Reporter

Kristan Hawkins purchased the domain name iopposekagan.com Saturday night when all signs indicated that President Obama would nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the high court.

“I created the Web site last night and sent out a press release about the site as soon as I saw the NBC report last evening (about 10:30 p.m.). I didn’t buy any other domains, just this one.” Hawkins wrote. “I’m frugal.”

A cursory search of Kagan-related Web sites found that supportkagan.com is registered, but has nothing more than an contact e-mail address featured on its site. Other registered domains include elenakagan.com, confirmkagan.com, opposekagan.com and stopkagan.com, according to a Network solutions search, though none are developed into functioning Web sites, yet.

Hawkins leads Students For Life, a pro-life organization that educates college students about life issues. “Our biggest concern with Kagan is that she supports taxpayer funded abortions.”

On iopposekagan.com, visitors are encouraged to sign a petition to be sent to senators. “Please, take a stand and be a defender of life,” the petition reads. Even before President Obama announced Kagan as his choice for the Supreme Court, Steven Ertelt, editor of LifeNews.com, sent an e-mail Monday morning supporting the petition against “pro-abortion activist Elena Kagan.”

Not all domains appear to be taken. Several promising domains — as of Monday morning — are still available: dontconfirmkagan.com, opposeelenakagan.com, gokagan.com and elenakaganisthedevil.com are available to bidders.

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