A useful primer from AOL News on the orientation question. A new nugget from Kagan's past:

The Associated Press turned up a 1997 memo that revealed Kagan urging then-President Bill Clinton to support a ban on late-term abortion. Kagan and Bruce Reed, her boss in the White House domestic policy office, told Clinton that he should support the ban in a legislative compromise; the compromise failed, and he vetoed a stricter Republican ban. The document came from Clinton's presidential library in Little Rock.

Gibbs today said of questions about Kagan's sexual orientation:

"It's not anything I'm going to get into."

Don't ask, don't tell: the Obama administration's policy for the military and the Supreme Court.

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