AP Leaves Out Estrada Precedent in Kagan Story
Associated Press reporter Julie Hirschfeld Davis reported on May 12th:
Republicans hunting for clues about what kind of justice Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan would be said Tuesday they want to see papers from her time serving in the Clinton administration.
Hirschfeld Davis then goes on to give other details about the fight over Kagan’s nomination and her tenure with the Clinton administration, but she complete leaves out one key detail: the Senate Democrat filibuster of DC Circuit Court nominee Miguel Estrada over the Bush administration’s refusal to turn over papers from Estrada’s service as an adviser to President Bush.
If Senate Republicans decide to filibuster Kagan because she refuses to turn over papers from he tenure as a Clinton aide, then Senate Democrats success in filibustering Estrada is an entirely relevant fact AP readers should be informed of.