The Wall Street Journal was attacked for using a image of Miss Kagan, who was nominated for the top court by President Barack Obama this week, holding a bat during her time as a teacher at the University of Chicago. Critics have claimed the sport is regarded as a "lesbian" pastime in the minds of many Americans and the picture was used to allude to rumours about her sexuality. John Wright, of gay newspaper Dallas Voicetold Politico: "Personally I think the newspaper, which happens to have the largest circulation of any in the US, might as well have gone with a headline that said, 'Lesbian or switch-hitter?
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Suddenly, it seems possible that the next Supreme Court Justice might be a lesbian. But persistent rumors, an absence of denial, and some assurances from people I trust make me think that yeah, she probably is. Kagan is a good choice.
Billionaire Peter Thiel will probably never be a Supreme Court justice. It's a laughable prospect, despite reportsswiftly denied, that surfaced last month that Donald Trump had promised him a seat. The PayPal founder, after all, has never practiced law, once wrote that women's suffrage was antithetical to a "capitalist democracy," and promotes fringe ideas like cryonics and paying young geniuses to skip college.
And you can just flat-out call B. They do not. Andrew Sullivan whom we can hardly call being on the right anymore, thank goodness, demands to know.
She isn't, according to a White House official, suggesting that a rumor campaign was being waged to trip up a potential Court candidacy. She's also described as potentially the "first openly gay justice. Domenech later added an addendum stating, "I have to correct my text here to say that Kagan is apparently still closeted -- odd, because her female partner is rather well known in Harvard circles.
On Thursday, the Senate confirmed Elena Kagan as the th justice of the Supreme Court, and only the fourth female justice. The Senate confirmed Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court Thursday, handing the Obama administration a political victory in an otherwise tumultuous year and installing only the fourth woman to serve on the bench. Kagan, the solicitor general and a former dean of Harvard law school, was confirmed by a vote of 63 to 37 after a freewheeling confirmation process that focused as much on the broader role of the Supreme Court as on the nominee herself.
In a closely watched case, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a custom cake for a gay couple. But the 7—2 decision was narrow in its scope, leaving open the possibility that a similar case might be brought before the court in the future, and that it could go the other way. Jack Phillips, the baker, had declined to create the wedding cake for the couple, David Mullins and Charlie Craig, claiming that his religion beliefs forbid him to do so.