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Vote: Best arguments for, against Elena Kagan

Elena Kaganís nomination to the Supreme Court has prompted praise for her professional record and raised questions about her likely leanings as a judge. Kaganís work in academia, her views on abortion and gay rights, even her religion, are being simultaneously lauded by one side and criticized by the other.

Help us decipher the arguments on either end: Why should Kagan be confirmed, or why shouldnít she? Submit links to stories and vote for the ones you find most compelling.

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