The Twilight Litmus Test
DiA sums up one of the dullest confirmation hearings in recent memory (as evidenced by Al Franken's "note taking"):
The public knew little about Ms Kagan prior to this week's hearings, and they've learned little new about her during her three days of testimony, at least when it comes to how she might act as a justice. The hearings have proceeded in what has become a predictable fashion. Ms Kagan, a former law professor, has proved to be quick-witted, delivering the most fluid performance by a nominee since John Roberts's display five years ago. She seems able to speak at length about any legal subject, but has artfully dodged queries about how she might rule about most controversial issues, such as abortion and gay marriage.