Monday, June 21, 2010

Kagan emails: Amend RICO laws to apply to gun laws

Supreme Court nominee Kagan shows a little leg to catch Iowa Senator Grassley's eye(photo- AP/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Newly released e-mails from the Clinton Library paint Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan as a brash and often creative political operative. As a lawyer and political adviser in the Clinton White House, Kagan often opined on touchy topics, including guns, race and Hillary Clinton’s official policy role as first lady.

In a 1996 e-mail to fellow adviser Dennis Burke, now a U.S. Attorney in Arizona, Kagan suggested ways to amend RICO laws to apply to so-called gun offenses.

“[I] don’t know if amending [RICO] to include gun offenses would be smart or stupid as a matter of politics — or as a matter of policy — but it definitely is an option,” Kagan wrote. Short for Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, RICO was originally enacted in the 1970s to combat organized crime.

Obama Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan attacked guns, Hillary Clinton according to newly released e-mails
More and more of this partisan nominee is revealed each day.

With Grassley's smile, I'm beginning to wonder if he would vote against her.

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