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Sens. John McCain, Jeff Sessions sick of Ivy court
|Contributor||Brandonius Maximus |
|Last Edited||Brandonius Maximus Aug 05, 2010 09:59am|
|Author||JOSH GERSTEIN & MANU RAJU|
|News Date||Thursday, August 5, 2010 03:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||To many, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s degree from Harvard Law School and her subsequent service as the school’s dean might be seen as a boon for her candidacy for the high court, proof of an Ivy League-caliber intellect that qualifies her to join the nation’s most elite group of legal thinkers. |
But Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that he’s had his fill of Supreme Court hopefuls who hail from the esteemed university by the Charles.
“Do you ever think the day will come when we have a nominee for the United States Supreme Court that didn’t go to Harvard Law School? That might be healthy for America,” McCain said on the Senate floor during the second day of debate on Kagan’s nomination.
“I think it might,” Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) replied. The ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, also in the chamber, said he wasn’t “so worried about where [nominees] come from,” but went on to suggest New York City might be overrepresented as well.
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