Nomination of Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court
June 28th-July 2nd
1) Show Up!
Witness history live and in-person. A limited number of time-restricted tickets will be released to the public, starting at 8:00am on Monday June 28th. If you are in the area, stop by and take advantage of this great opportunity to say “I was there!”
2) Turn on Your Television
For close-ups of the Senators and Solicitor General Kagan, tune into C-SPAN, which will be carrying the hearings live and uninterrupted. Or, for more commentary and punditry, choose your favorite network.
3) Stream it Live
If you have audio and video capabilities on your computer (or just want an excuse to show off your new ipad), you can stream the hearings over the internet. I recommend using either the C-SPAN or the Senate Judiciary Committee websites.
4) Follow a Live Blog
Live blogs are a great way to get minute-by-minute updates on the hearings, filtered by an expert. Tom Goldstein (and others) at SCOTUSblog, the leading news source on the Supreme Court, will be providing a play-by-play as will Katherine Seeyle at the New York Times.
5) Track a Hashtag on Twitter
Look for and use the hashtag #KaganLive to find and designate tweets about the hearings. Be sure to follow the RAC on Twitter and look for our updates—some of which will be live from the hearing room!
6) Read Articles
If you are unable to follow along during the day, you can catch up by reading articles written by notable Supreme Court reporters. Adam Liptak writes for the New York Times, Robert Barnes for the Washington Post, and Joan Bisukpic for USA Today. Slate also features witty and insightful commentary from many of its writers.
Find a way to be engaged and informed that works for YOU.
As stated from the Civil Rights Coalition