Founded as the Judicial Confirmation Network to press for confirmation of all of President Bush’s judicial nominee, the group recently underwent a name change which reflects the fact that the confirmation of judges is no longer their mission, thus re-naming themselves the Judicial Crisis Network.
And the Judicial Crisis Network is now hard at work leading the opposition to the nomination of Elena Kagan, demanding that “the Obama administration, The Clinton Presidential Library and the national archives to expedite the process of releasing all of Elena Kagan’s documents from her service in the Clinton administration” and launching a viral ad campaign against her:
The Judicial Crisis Network today launched a viral campaign to educate and mobilize conservative activists on the questionable record of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan.
While Kagan was Dean of the Harvard Law School, the sole issue upon on which she took a public stand was the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Dean Kagan banned the military from recruiting for the JAG Corps on Harvard’s campus during a time of war. When Dean Kagan’s legal argument for keeping the military off campus was presented to the Supreme Court, it was unanimously rejected.
“The debate over Kagan will focus on her status as an Obama insider who was picked to ‘rubber-stamp’ the president’s domestic policy agenda, especially if legislation pertaining to healthcare and financial regulatory reform are challenged in court,” stated Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director to the Judicial Crisis Network.
JCN is distributing a video to its 1 million e-activists involved in SCOTUS and Court issues. Web ads will run in Virginia, Nebraska, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, and Montana.
Script of the video:
Elena Kagan, who, as the Dean of Harvard Law School, kicked the military off campus – incredibly – during a time of war.
When Dean Kagan’s legal argument attempting to keep the military off campus was presented to the very court President Obama would appoint her to, the Supreme Court unanimously rejected Kagan’s argument.
America deserves better.
This is a slightly edited version of the ad the group ran last year: