AUL - Kagan Vote: Interview Charmaine Yoest



Charmaine Testimony 1Washingtion, DC - (7/20/10) - Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court. Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United for Life Action, is available for post-vote reactions.  

Yoest has been heavily engaged in the entire process.

She led an effort to release the noteworthy series of daily “Kagan File” legal memos; convened a major press event featuring Judge Robert Bork; testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee - calling for an investigation into Kagan’s manipulation of medical evidence during her time in the Clinton White House; met with Senator Sessions last week after issuing a 54-page report detailing Kagan’s role in the 1996-97 partial-birth abortion debate; and yesterday released a letter from former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop announcing his opposition to Kagan’s confirmation.

Experienced in the politics of the Supreme Court nomination process, Dr. Yoest also testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the July 2009 confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor. From her White House days in the Reagan Administration to her leadership as project director of the Family, Gender and Tenure Project at the University of Virginia where she received her PhD, Yoest is well versed in both Beltway politics and the science of politics. Yoest is well-known as an author and public policy expert and brings hands-on experience on domestic policy issues.