The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee followed through today on plans to press Elena Kagan about her handling of military recruiting while dean of Harvard Law School.

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., accused Kagan of acting “without legal authority” when she ordered that military recruiters could not have the assistance of the school’s office of career services. Kagan repeatedly replied that the recruiters, even without the assistance, had full access to students and that recruiting actually increased after she issued the rule, which was based on a long-standing anti-discrimination policy.

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