FILE - Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, President Obama's choice to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, is seen as she makes the rounds with Senate leaders and Judiciary Commi

 

              FILE - Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, President Obama
FILE - Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, President Obama's choice to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, is seen as she makes the rounds with Senate leaders and Judiciary Committee members on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this May 12, 2010 file photo. The National Rifle Association now has added a lesser-known strategy to protect its interests: opposing President Barack Obama's judicial nominees whom it sees as likely to enforce gun-control laws. In some cases, the group’s opposition has kept jobs on federal benches unfilled. The NRA opposed both Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan and warned its allies in Congress that their votes to confirm each would be held against them. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)