Hatch reserving judgment on Kagan

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), one of the seven Republicans who voted to confirm Elena Kagan as solicitor general, said today he's reserving judgment about her SCOTUS nomination.

Hatch, a high ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, met with Kagan in his office this afternoon.

“I appreciated the opportunity to meet with Solicitor General Kagan today. I will thoroughly examine her record to determine whether she would fairly and impartially use the Constitution, not her personal views, to guide her decisions," Hatch said after the meeting. "That’s the kind of Justice America needs on the Supreme Court. I will decide whether to support her when the confirmation process is complete.”