...but to have a Supreme Court nominee say she respects a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution only because said respect is mandated by respect for court precedent is unconscionable. (As one commenter pointed out, Sonia Sotomayor said she was bound by precedent too, but she voted with the minority in McDonald v. Chicago. Which makes Elena Kagan's word worth even less.) And "judges must respect a precedent unless it proves unworkable"? What about if said precedent was, quite clearly, morally wrong?