GOP senator requests Pentagon files on Kagan's military recruitment policy at Harvard

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee wants answers from the Pentagon about its recruitment efforts at Harvard University while Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan was dean of the law school.

The request is an indication that Republicans are continuing to hammer away at President Barack Obama's nominee for her decision to bar recruiters in protest of the military's prohibition against openly gay soldiers.

Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama is asking the Defense Department to turn over eight years' worth of records, including communications with Harvard about access to its campus and about a law denying federal money to institutions that wouldn't allow military recruiters.

In a letter to the Pentagon's top lawyer, Sessions asks to see the papers by June 11.