An exclusive preview of Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination questionnaire.
The Senate judiciary committee released on Thursday the 10-page bipartisan questionnaire that Elena Kagan will be asked to fill out before her Supreme Court nomination hearings. However, that version was highly edited. Here's the original version that had been making the rounds.
UNITED STATES SENATECOMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
QUESTIONNAIRE FOR NOMINEE FOR THE SUPREME COURT
Name: State full name (include any former names, nicknames, or common mispronunciations that senators could use when addressing you).
Address: List current address. Skip this if you'd prefer not to take a stance on it.
Date and place of birth: Attach "proof."
Education: List in reverse chronological order any institutions of higher education attended, degrees attained, and the year the school joined the Ivy League. (Note: If Cornell or Dartmouth, please attach essay explaining why.)
Race: Note any factors that would make you reach better conclusions than a white male.
Military service: Identify any time you have served in the armed forces, including dates and branch of service. Just kidding.
Honors and awards: List any scholarships, fellowships, or academic or professional honors. Updated since 2005: "Executive Branch Employee of the Month" does not count.
Christopher Beam is a writer living in Beijing.
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