Blame GOP for Kagan’s paper trail

Obama Kagan Supreme CourtWashington Post columnist Ruth Marcus, who considers Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan a friend, offered a good comeback to the complaint that Kagan’s publicly recorded views are too few: “Blame Republicans. If they had confirmed Kagan when she was nominated to the federal appeals court by President Clinton, they’d have a juicier paper trail to pick apart today.” Her nomination, in 1999, was never taken up by the GOP-controlled Senate.