Today is the beginning of the process of Elena Kagan becoming the next Supreme Court Justice. Her hearings have just begun and several web sites, like Talking Points Memo here, offer the chance to watch it live.
This is not a fun process. These hearings are incredibly frustrating for one simple reason. All of these Senators have already made up their mind. They are bringing up very irrelevant information to score political points with their respective constituents. Jeff and I offered our thoughts last summer when Sonia Sotomayor faced this committee on her way to be selected to the Court. This is a phony and hallow sideshow. And I’m not looking forward to it.