Former acting Solicitor General Walter Dellinger said Tuesday that Elena Kagan’s work for civil rights and Democratic icons should alleviate any concerns about her among liberals.

Dellinger, speaking at a panel sponsored by the liberal American Constitution Society, was asked by moderator Amanda Frost about the criticism that Kagan’s views are largely unknown. Dellinger, chair of the appellate practice at O’Melveny & Myers, said that Kagan’s no stealth candidate, as the largely unknown David Souter was in 1990.

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