Supreme Court

McCain Opposes Kagan

It should not come as a major surprise that John McCain would vote against Barack Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court bench, but in a USA Today op-ed, he explains precisely why. McCain's beef with Elena Kagan is over the way she handled military recruiters during her time as dean of Harvard Law School. "She unmistakably discouraged Harvard students from considering a career in the military—even while claiming to do otherwise," the senator writes, "by denying military recruiters the same access to Harvard students that was granted to white-shoe law firms." Kagan argues she only did so to mark her opposition to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." But that isn't good enough for McCain. In his eyes, she ignored the law that binds universities to allow them on campus "under terms of equal access with all other recruiters."