Burr Statement on Nomination of Elena Kagan to Serve on the U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Richard Burr today issued the following statement on his opposition to President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to serve on the United States Supreme Court:

"I opposed Ms. Kagan's nomination to be Solicitor General, and the little additional information provided through the confirmation hearing process has given me no reason to change my mind in support of her to serve on the Supreme Court. With no judicial record, I am left with reviewing her decisions in academic life and the policies for which she actively advocated in prior political appointments.

"I am concerned by her actions with regard to military recruiters - fighting to keep military recruiters off campuses in a time of war - and believe it extends to her views on the rest of the military. I am also concerned about her views on Second Amendment rights and her lack of sympathy for law-abiding gun owners. She has consistently substituted her personal beliefs for the law, giving poor advice on the constitutionality of options she disagreed with, and even skewing a medical statement on partial birth abortion in order to advocate for her position."