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Elena Kagan on Abortion
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  • Compromise on abortion if core rights & exceptions upheld. (May 2010)
Elena Kagan on Budget & Economy
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Elena Kagan on Civil Rights
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  • Oppose don't-ask-don't-tell but defend it as current law. (Aug 2010)
  • Defend Defense of Marriage Act, since it is the law. (May 2010)
  • OpEd: Conservatives see Kagan as sure vote for gay rights. (May 2010)
  • 1st Amendment protects church's anti-gay funeral pickets. (Mar 2011)
  • Women under-represented as managers enough for gender bias. (Jun 2011)
Elena Kagan on Corporations
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  • Ok to sue for corporate direct OR indirect negligence. (Jun 2011)
Elena Kagan on Crime
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  • Scientific testing requires live testimony in criminal cases. (Jun 2011)
  • Delay executions if asked by International Court of Justice. (Jul 2011)
Elena Kagan on Drugs
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  • Sentencing rules change allows crack sentence reductions. (Jun 2011)
Elena Kagan on Education
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  • No reverse discrimination unless justified by other reasons. (Jun 2010)
  • 2000: Limited public aid to parochial schools is ok. (Jun 2010)
  • 1998: Don't justify all-girl school by making all-boy school. (Jun 2010)
  • 2009: education services ok in private schools. (May 2010)
  • No Child Left Behind law is not an unfunded mandate. (May 2010)
  • Paying taxes sufficient to oppose religious tax credits. (Apr 2011)
Elena Kagan on Energy & Oil
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  • Let citizens sue for harm caused by global warming. (Jun 2010)
  • Clean Air Act displaced federal common law on CO2 emissions. (Jun 2011)
Elena Kagan on Environment
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  • Established environmental law program at Harvard. (May 2010)
Elena Kagan on Families & Children
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  • Grants to religious organizations ok for family services. (May 2010)
  • 1st Amendment protects videogame violence as "speech". (Jun 2011)
Elena Kagan on Foreign Policy
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Elena Kagan on Free Trade
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Elena Kagan on Government Reform
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  • Judges should advance democracy, human rights, & rule of law. (Feb 2012)
  • Commerce clause does not apply to non-economic activities. (Feb 2011)
  • Aggressive advocate for campaign finance reform. (Apr 2010)
  • Public campaign finance can fund based on opponent spending. (Jun 2011)
Elena Kagan on Gun Control
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Elena Kagan on Health Care
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  • Uninsured engage in commerce by raising others' premiums. (Feb 2013)
  • Without individual mandate, ObamaCare is unsustainable. (Feb 2013)
  • Helped plan legal defense of ObamaCare. (Nov 2011)
  • Broad Congressional power for commerce, like ObamaCare. (May 2010)
  • Congress did not intend disparate result on generic drugs. (Jun 2011)
Elena Kagan on Homeland Security
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  • 2003: Opposed military excluding gays from military service. (Jun 2010)
  • Enemy forces can be detained without trial. (May 2010)
  • Military plays vital role in well-being of the country. (May 2010)
Elena Kagan on Immigration
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  • Let deported immigrants appeal based on bad legal advice. (May 2010)
  • Let deported immigrants appeal based on administrative error. (May 2010)
Elena Kagan on Jobs
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Elena Kagan on Principles & Values
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Elena Kagan on Social Security
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Elena Kagan on Tax Reform
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  • Railroads can sue for tax exemptions on other diesel users. (Feb 2011)
Elena Kagan on Technology
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Elena Kagan on War & Peace
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Elena Kagan on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Compromise on abortion if core rights & exceptions upheld: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No reverse discrimination unless justified by other reasons: Favors topic 2
1998: Don't justify all-girl school by making all-boy school: Favors topic 2
Women under-represented as managers enough for gender bias: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Oppose don't-ask-don't-tell but defend it as current law: Favors topic 3
2003: Opposed military excluding gays from military service: Favors topic 3
Defend Defense of Marriage Act, since it is the law: Opposes topic 3
OpEd: Conservatives see Kagan as sure vote for gay rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
1st Amendment protects church's anti-gay funeral pickets: Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
2000: Limited public aid to parochial schools is ok: Favors topic 4
Grants to religious organizations ok for family services: Favors topic 4
Paying taxes sufficient to oppose religious tax credits: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Uninsured engage in commerce by raising others' premiums: Strongly Favors topic 5
Helped plan legal defense of ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Broad Congressional power for commerce, like ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Congress did not intend disparate result on generic drugs: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
2009: education services ok in private schools: Favors topic 7
No Child Left Behind law is not an unfunded mandate: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+2 points on Social scale)
Established environmental law program at Harvard: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Scientific testing requires live testimony in criminal cases: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Delay executions if asked by International Court of Justice: Strongly Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Railroads can sue for tax exemptions on other diesel users: Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Let deported immigrants appeal based on bad legal advice: Favors topic 12
Let deported immigrants appeal based on administrative error: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Military plays vital role in well-being of the country: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(+5 points on Social scale)
Aggressive advocate for campaign finance reform: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public campaign finance can fund based on opponent spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Let citizens sue for harm caused by global warming: Favors topic 18
Clean Air Act displaced federal common law on CO2 emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Sentencing rules change allows crack sentence reductions: Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Elena Kagan is a Moderate Liberal.
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