Team Edward or Team Jacob? Kagan Won’t Weigh in on ‘Twilight’ Debate

June 30, 2010 - 12:17 PM
Team Edward or Team Jacob? That's one debate Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan steered clear of.

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan smiles as she takes her seat on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday, June 30, 2010, prior to the start of her continuing confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Washington (AP) - Team Edward or Team Jacob? That's one debate Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan steered clear of.
 
At her Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, Kagan was asked by Sen. Amy Klobuchar about "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" movie, which opened this week. The franchise has a huge following among teenage girls and has sparked debate over whether the tormented heroine Bella should choose Edward the vampire or Jacob the werewolf.
 
The senator jokingly asked Kagan's thoughts on "the vampire versus the werewolf."
 
Kagan, who has declined to say how she might rule on issues that could come before the court, dodged this one - presumably on other grounds. She said she hadn't seen the film, and wished the senator wouldn't pose the question.
 
Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, said she realized Kagan "can't comment on future cases. So I'll leave that alone."