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Elena Kagan's Confirmation Hearings

Elena Kagan is President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court. We’re listening in to the confirmation battle.

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 29, 2010. (AP)

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 29, 2010. (AP)

It’s round three of the confirmation hearings for Elena Kagan.

The former Harvard Law School dean is now one step closer to becoming the next associate justice of the Supreme Court.

So far, a few uncomfortable exchanges with Republicans. “You are dancing a bit – maybe you should be on ‘Dancing with the Stars,”‘ said Sen. Tom Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York proclaimed “She is straight out of central casting for this job.”

Guests:

Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor and legal correspondent for Slate. Contributing editor at Newsweek.

Kermit Roosevelt, professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania. He clerked for former Supreme Court justice David Souter. His latest book is “Conflict of Laws.”

Richard Garnett, professor of law and associate dean at Notre Dame Law School. He clerked for former Chief Justice William Rehnquist.

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