Libertarian Candidate for U.S. Senate Opposes Nomination of Elena Kagan

by Chuck Donovan

ATLANTA, GA – July 12, 2010 –Chuck Donovan, Libertarian candidate for US Senate, opposes President Obama’s nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.  Mr. Donovan’s decision about Elena Kagan is based on her views concerning the First Amendment and her expansive view of executive power.

During the Supreme Court Case, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Kagan and her staff argued that the FEC should have the power to ban literature expressly advocating a political candidate.  Ultimately, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against Kagan’s arguments.

“It is astounding that someone with such restrictive views of the First Amendment would be nominated for the Supreme Court,” says Chuck Donovan.  “Americans should be free to speak out against our politicians whenever and however they want.  That is what our Founding Fathers intended to ensure with the First Amendment.”

Elena Kagan also has a record of supporting executive power, something many civil rights activists frown upon.

“I don’t see how any self described liberal could support Elena Kagan,” says Mr. Donovan.  “Her support of government power stands in stark opposition to civil rights and protection from government abuse.”

Mr. Donovan is pleased to know that both of Georgia’s current Senators have pledged to vote against Elena Kagan’s nomination, although not for the reasons he says are most important. “I hear a lot of Republicans talking about voting against her, but not for any of the reasons that really matter, such as respecting our Constitution.”

Chuck Donovan received the Georgia Libertarian nomination to run for US Senate at the party’s annual convention on April 24th.   He has been running a platform based on fiscal responsibility, respect for civil liberties, and free market economics.  To learn more about his campaign, visit


Matt Godown
Campaign Manager
Donovan for Senate