carrying water for the boss

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Supreme Court nominee Sotomayor's views on executive power are in question, but Berkeley Boalt Hall Dean's homage to another contender falls right in line with his protection of unitary executive theorist John Yoo. Should we be surprised? 

Jodi Hilton for The New York Times

Elena Kagan explicitly endorsed the president's authority to indefinitely detain.

C/o Berkeley Law "In the News", 

Chris Edley Praises Former Colleague and Possible Supreme Court Pick Elena Kagan

The New York Times, May 17, 2009 by Eric Lichtblau

"There were some important issues on which Elena took centrist or even center-right positions, but it was never clear whether she was pressing her own views or merely carrying water for her boss on the Domestic Policy Council, Bruce Reed," said Christopher Edley Jr., who worked with Ms. Kagan at the White House.... "Regardless," Mr. Edley said, "everyone admired her brilliance and effectiveness. She'd be a real force on the court." 

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