Wed., July 7, 2010 2:54pm (EDT)

Isakson Will Vote Against Kagan
By Rickey Bevington
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga) says he will not support Solicitor General Elena Kagan's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. (phot courtesy Doc Seals)
Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga) says he will not support Solicitor General Elena Kagan's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. (phot courtesy Doc Seals)
Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson said Wednesday he plans a "no" vote reagrding Elena Kagan’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In a written statement, Isakson said a qualified judge rules based on law and does not legislate through decisions.

Isakson wrote, “I do not believe Ms. Kagan’s record has met this standard.”

Isakson cited his 2009 vote against Kagan’s nomination to Solicitor General, saying he disagreed with her limiting of military recruitment at Harvard University and because she lacks appellate trial experience.

Kagan's confirmation is widely viewed as a certainty, barring an unexpected decision by Republicans to try and prevent a final vote.

The Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on the appointment on July 13.