Republicans Await Kagan Files Before Hearing

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Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has wrapped up a week of meetings with senators.

Kagan's confirmation hearings are scheduled to begin June 28 and Republicans have promised a smooth -- but thorough -- process.

GOP lawmakers have requested access to documents released from Kagen's service as a White House aide under the Clinton administration.

As a Clinton aide, she worked on policy issues like gun control, tobacco, and campaign finance. But the files could also shed light on Kagan's stance on issues like abortion.

In 1997, Kagan wrote a memo urging then-President Clinton to back a ban on late-term abortions. Because of Kagan's lack of judicial experience, there's little for Republicans to review to determine her qualifications to sit on the Supreme Court bench.

Still, Kagan is expected to be confirmed, since Democrats seem to have enough votes and GOP critics haven't been overwhelmingly against her.

The 160,000 pages of documents -- which are located in the expansive Clinton Presidential Library -- may not arrive in time for Republicans to review in depth. Their requests for more time before the Senate hearings were denied.

CBN News spoke with Carrie Severino, chief counsel for the Judicial Crisis Network, about what to expect during Kagan's confirmation hearings. Click play for her insight on Kagan's past decisions and the kind of questions Republicans could ask.

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