Justice Elena Kagan

DETAILS: Justice Elena Kagan
(1960 - ) Massachusetts
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Supreme Court
    (2010- present)
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ISSUES: Justice Elena Kagan

FOR

Abortion

An ongoing controversy about the moral, legal, and religious status of induced abortion. The hottest point of contention lies in which should receive the higher priority when a woman decides not to carry a fetus to term: The woman or the fetus?

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans focus on the rights and safety of the unborn. Goals focus on restrictions and bans of induced abortions to advocate for the life of the fetus.

FOR Democrats

Democrats focus on the rights and safety of the woman. Goals focus on the woman’s right and ability to choose whether they should carry a fetus to term.

LOBBYISTS:


    FOR

    Diversity

    Diversity refers to differences in racial or ethnic classifications, age, gender, religion, philosophy, physical abilities, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, or any other distinguishing factor. Most politicians are in favor of diversity. They differ on whether diversity should be legislated.

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    Republicans primarily protest diversity propositions because they feel the measures would force businesses to hire and give promotions based on race, gender, and other factors instead of skills and accomplishments. They also feel the focus on diversity creates divisive labels rather than an inclusive atmosphere. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats back the bill to repeal wealthy business tax cuts to fund proactive measures like education and a diverse resume pool that businesses can use to find qualified and diversified candidates. source

    LOBBYISTS:


      FOR

      Health Care

      There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

      DETAILS:

      FOR Republicans

      Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

      FOR Democrats

      Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source

      LOBBYISTS:


        FOR

        Online Privacy

        As technology advances, there is a rise in concern over how much private information should be given to organizations without the person’s consent.

        DETAILS:

        FOR Republicans

        Republican cite the fourth amendment in keeping people’s private online information out of the hands of government and businesses. They call for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Foreign Bank and Asset Reporting Requirements as warrantless search and seizure and contributing to overseas Americans having difficulty leading normal lives. source

        FOR Democrats

        Democrats seek to find ways to work with law enforcement while also protecting the privacy of innocent people against surveillance. They also seek to strengthen reforms with government data collection. source

        LOBBYISTS:


          AGAINST

          Immigration

          The laws regarding how our country works with people who want to enter, both temporarily and for citizenship.

          DETAILS:

          FOR Republicans

          Republicans support immigrants entering the country, but they feel it is government responsibility to first look out for American families and workers. Then those who enter the country legally. Then those who enter the country illegally. They feel current immigration laws should be upheld and ‘sanctuary cities’ should be denied federal aid. source

          AGAINST Democrats

          Feel the immigration system is broken and needs reform. They focus on ending the 3-10-and permanent bars that prevent immigrants from attaining legal permits and citizenship. Also, they support looser restrictions to aid refugees fleeing violent or unlivable living conditions in their own country, and to have government assistance programs like the affordable care act available to non-citizens. source

          LOBBYISTS:


            FOR

            Abortion

            An ongoing controversy about the moral, legal, and religious status of induced abortion. The hottest point of contention lies in which should receive the higher priority when a woman decides not to carry a fetus to term: The woman or the fetus?

            DETAILS:

            AGAINST Republicans

            Republicans focus on the rights and safety of the unborn. Goals focus on restrictions and bans of induced abortions to advocate for the life of the fetus.

            FOR Democrats

            Democrats focus on the rights and safety of the woman. Goals focus on the woman’s right and ability to choose whether they should carry a fetus to term.

            LOBBYISTS:


              FOR

              Diversity

              Diversity refers to differences in racial or ethnic classifications, age, gender, religion, philosophy, physical abilities, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, or any other distinguishing factor. Most politicians are in favor of diversity. They differ on whether diversity should be legislated.

              DETAILS:

              AGAINST Republicans

              Republicans primarily protest diversity propositions because they feel the measures would force businesses to hire and give promotions based on race, gender, and other factors instead of skills and accomplishments. They also feel the focus on diversity creates divisive labels rather than an inclusive atmosphere. source

              FOR Democrats

              Democrats back the bill to repeal wealthy business tax cuts to fund proactive measures like education and a diverse resume pool that businesses can use to find qualified and diversified candidates. source

              LOBBYISTS:


                FOR

                Health Care

                There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

                DETAILS:

                FOR Republicans

                Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

                FOR Democrats

                Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source

                LOBBYISTS:


                  AGAINST

                  Immigration

                  The laws regarding how our country works with people who want to enter, both temporarily and for citizenship.

                  DETAILS:

                  FOR Republicans

                  Republicans support immigrants entering the country, but they feel it is government responsibility to first look out for American families and workers. Then those who enter the country legally. Then those who enter the country illegally. They feel current immigration laws should be upheld and ‘sanctuary cities’ should be denied federal aid. source

                  AGAINST Democrats

                  Feel the immigration system is broken and needs reform. They focus on ending the 3-10-and permanent bars that prevent immigrants from attaining legal permits and citizenship. Also, they support looser restrictions to aid refugees fleeing violent or unlivable living conditions in their own country, and to have government assistance programs like the affordable care act available to non-citizens. source

                  LOBBYISTS:


                    FOR

                    Online Privacy

                    As technology advances, there is a rise in concern over how much private information should be given to organizations without the person’s consent.

                    DETAILS:

                    FOR Republicans

                    Republican cite the fourth amendment in keeping people’s private online information out of the hands of government and businesses. They call for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Foreign Bank and Asset Reporting Requirements as warrantless search and seizure and contributing to overseas Americans having difficulty leading normal lives. source

                    FOR Democrats

                    Democrats seek to find ways to work with law enforcement while also protecting the privacy of innocent people against surveillance. They also seek to strengthen reforms with government data collection. source

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