Video: Sessions blasts Kagan nomination, rebuffs Schumer

This speech yesterday at the Judiciary Committee hearing before passing Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate is not notable so much for the attack on judicial activism by Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as for his response to Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY). After Sessions talks about the apparently old-fashioned virtue of judicial neutrality, Schumer interrupts Sessions to challenge him on the recent Citizens United decision.  Schumer says that some of his colleagues didn’t find that a “neutral” outcome, and Sessions politely but firmly puts Schumer in his place: