Kagan Opponents: 'She will be an Activist Justice'

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The Senate Judiciary committee is expected to vote on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan after the 4th of July recess, setting up a floor vote for the full Senate by August.

Through her confirmation hearings, Kagan was careful not to reveal how she would rule on specific cases. But Kagan's critics say they've learned enough to know they don't want her on the court.

During the final day, senators heard from her opponents.

Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life argued that evidence shows Kagan will be driven by her own personal agenda on the issue of abortion.

She told the committee Kagan "manipulated the facts" on partial birth abortion when working for President Clinton.

"She made a deliberate decision to advocate for partial birth abortion, even to the point of working to deceive the American people about the medical science related to the procedure," Yoest testified.

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council said he believes Kagan will create special rights for gays -- in the same way the Supreme Court invented a constitutional right to abortion.

"My concern over Elena Kagan and her propensity to advance these created rights for homosexuals that we're going to see her write the Roe v. Wade of gay rights into the Supreme Court."

Vets for Freedom's Pete Hegseth said he's concerned about Kagan's support for the U.S. military after she opposed military recruiters on campus when she was a dean at Harvard University.

"How did we reach this point in this country where we're nominating somebody who unapologetically obstructed the military in a time of war?", Hegseth asked. "Miss Kagan chose to use her position to impede rather than empower the warriors who have fought for this country."

Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch announced that he won't support Kagan's nomination. He said he cannot ignore, "disturbing situations in which it appears her personal or political views drove her legal views."

Despite the objections against her, Kagan appears on track for confirmation. 

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