Military families' group calls Kagan's stance on recruitment at Harvard troubling, 'appalling'

WASHINGTON (AP) — An organization representing soldiers' families says Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's position on military recruitment at Harvard Law School is "troubling and appalling."

The nonprofit group Military Families United has written leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee to urge that senators demand answers from Kagan, a former Harvard law dean.

Confirmation hearings begin Monday.

Kagan briefly denied military recruiters access to the law school's career services office because of the military's ban on openly gay soldiers, which violated Harvard's policy against employers who discriminated in hiring.

The group said it wasn't taking a position on Kagan's confirmation.