This article from Politico is quite disturbing. Anyone associated with the radical thinking of Catherine MacKinnon would never make my short list. The fact that Kagan just recently made an argument centered around the notion of restraining speech of “minimal value” is even more disturbing. Fortunately, even the current conservative court smacked down her ridiculous argument in an 8-1 decision.
Will any liberal Senators challenge Kagan on this? It’s hard to imagine filling one of the “liberal” seats on the court with someone who willing to gut the first amendment in the same manner we’ve some to expect from religious ideologues on the right. Unfortunately, radical feminists like MacKinnon were anxious to impose their sense of morality on the rest of us, and with Kagan we might have one of their allies on the court.
Hopefully Kagan will clear this up in the hearings, though I won’t be holding my breath.