Star Tribune: "Franken takes on Roberts court"
Yesterday, Sen. Franken delivered his opening statement to the Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken used his opening remarks at Solicitor General Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearing to take sharp aim at what he says is an activist tilt by the high court.
"There is such a thing as legislating from the bench," said Franken, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee in charge of the hearing. "And it is practiced repeatedly by the [Chief Justice John] Roberts court, where it has cut in only one direction: in favor of powerful corporate interests, and against the rights of individual Americans."
Read the rest of the story at the Star Tribune.