Senators let Kagan nomination play out

Obama Kagan Supreme CourtNo one expects Kansas Sens. Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback to vote this week to confirm Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court. After all, both voted against Kagan’s nomination to become solicitor general and against the confirmation of Justice Sonia Sotomayor. At least Roberts and Brownback declined to prejudge the nominee publicly this time, after having announced their “no” votes for Sotomayor weeks ahead of her confirmation hearings last summer.