Sen. Sessions spars with Kagan during first day of questioning

The World

In her first day of questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan got off to a rocky start in a nearly 20-minute back-and-forth debate with ranking Republican Senator Jeff Sessions. In the sparring session, Sen. Sessions maintained that Kagan had circumvented the law and was disrespectful to the military when she limited military recruiters’ access to campus as dean of Harvard Law School. Kagan repeatedly said Harvard was always in compliance with the law.

To help review the contentious debate, we talk with Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich, who was in the Senate chamber.

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