"Eclipse" Review Sidestepped By Elena Kagan

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday,June 29, 2010, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on her nomination. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Susan Walsh

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 29, 2010, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on her nomination.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) Team Edward or Team Jacob? That's one debate Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan steered clear of.

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At her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Kagan was asked by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., about "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" movie, which opened this week.

The book and film franchise has a huge following among teenage girls and has sparked debate over whether the tormented heroine Bella (played in the films by Kristen Stewart) should choose Edward the vampire (Robert Pattinson) or Jacob the werewolf (Taylor Lautner).

The senator jokingly asked Kagan's thoughts on "the vampire versus the werewolf."

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Kagan, who has declined to say how she might rule on issues that could come before the court, dodged this question - presumably on other grounds. She said she hadn't seen the film, and wished the senator wouldn't pose the question.

Klobuchar said she realized Kagan "can't comment on future cases. So I'll leave that alone."

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