I wish Elena Kagan—about whose sexual orientation I am entirely clueless—were an uncloseted lesbian.

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May 10 2010 7:19 PM

I Wish Elena Kagan Were an Uncloseted Lesbian

Not that I have the wildest clue about her sexual orientation. Honest!

Also in Slate, Dahlia Lithwick explains why the inscrutable Kagan makes everyone nervous. John Dickerson wonders how Kagan will convince America she has a special understanding of ordinary people. Emily Bazelon tears down the argument that Kagan was an extremist in her policy toward military recruiters at Harvard.  

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