Hatch lays out case against Kagan

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Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) believes that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is an “inappropriate” choice to serve as a justice on the highest court.

Hatch — a member of the Judiciary Committee slated to vote on Kagan as early as this week — wrote in an op-ed Monday  in the National Review that President Barack Obama’s choice for the bench lacks the judicial and legal experience for the high court, and he criticized her past political jobs.

Kagan will likely make it out of the Judiciary Committee, but her fate facing the full Senate before August recess will fall into the hands of a few Republicans who must break with their party to avoid a procedural filibuster of her confirmation. Hatch was not one of the nine Republicans who voted to confirm Justice Sonia Sotomayor last summer.

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