The Czar is impressed with Puter and Volgi for their reasoned argumentation. There may be a safe way to enjoy both privacy and public disclosure…and the initial questions being asked by both parties seem to favor that method.
Specifically, the questions can be asked to review and reveal whether or not her orientation, no matter its direction, might cloud her judgment. For example, she has already been asked whether or not gays have a constitutional right to marriage. This is a potential judgment-clouding issue, were she a lesbian. Indeed, Ms. Kagan stated that gays have no special constitutional right not already incorporated. Bravo: not because the Czar opposes gay marriage, but because the Czar opposes the ongoing attempts to water down the Constitution with special interests of individual minority groups. In the Czars heavy-handed opinion, the Constitution should only safeguard rights for all Americans, and leave special interest groups and special rights for minorities to the States.
In other words, a tough series of interviews on a wide range of subjects is warranted (and upcoming) for Ms. Kagan. She should not be singled out for her sexual orientation, but because she is so unknown on a wide variety of issues. She could be a great Supreme Court justice or another Justice Sotomayor. We have no idea.
This should all be hashed out by asking specific question about her attitudes toward the law. We will likely learn more from this than anything else. Heck, do not forget that she could in fact be heterosexual and still have a badly biased attitude toward gays. Or Native Americans. Or Gypsies. Or Seventh Day Adventists.
Also, the Czar would remind Puter not to be too quick to promote her as Americas first lesbian Supreme Court Justice (pending). You forget that John Catron was very probably a closet lesbian.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.