- Mar 11, 2009
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- South Carolina
- Political Leaning
Reporting from Washington The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday set June 28 as the start date for hearings on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, and asked the Clinton presidential library to turn over voluminous documents related to Kagan's time as a top presidential assistant in the 1990s.
But Terri Garner, director of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, said in an interview Wednesday that it would be "very difficult" for her facility to meet the deadline. She said the records request is overly broad and "too general in scope" and that, under the Presidential Records Act, attorneys for both Clinton and President Obama have the right to read and review each document before it is released to the committee.
"There are just too many things here," she said. "These are legal documents and they are presidential records, and they have to be read by an archivist and vetted for any legal restrictions. And they have to be read line by line."
Senate Judiciary Committee requests documents on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan - latimes.com
I mean arghhhhhhh!!!!!! What the heck is going on here? We have bills that are thousands of pages that no one reads. Now it seems too much trouble to vet an incoming SCOTUS nominee? Can we now label this administration as the least transparent in history?