Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Update on Elena Kagan's Views of Using Foreign Law at the U.S. Supreme Court

In her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, Senator Charles Grassley asked U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan about her views on the role of foreign law in interpreting the U.S. Constitution.  Ms. Kagan responded in an unsurprising and very appropriate manner that foreign law is useful "for getting good ideas" when interpreting the Constitution, but of course is not binding on the Court.

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