Wicker to oppose Kagan nomination

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker said Wednesday he will vote against Solicitor General Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court.
In a release issued by his office, the Republican from Tupelo said that after meeting with her and reviewing her work, Kagan “demonstrates a troubling tendency to insert her personal beliefs when making decisions and recommendations, even in open defiance of federal law or the Constitution.”
“I believe the Founding Fathers intended the Supreme Court to serve as a check and balance on Congress, rather than a rubber stamp on the policies and laws passed by the legislative body,” Wicker said. “Unfortunately, Ms. Kagan did not satisfy my concerns that she would uphold this fundamental standard. Instead, it appears the nominee believes that there is little limit to the federal government’s power over the individual rights of Americans.”

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