Politifact Primed for Kagan Nomination Scrutiny

Politifact, The St. Petersburg Times Pulitzer Prize-winning Web site, is ready to dive into the Elena Kagan story, noting on its fact-checking site that it will be scrutinizing all claims made about the U.S. Supreme Court nominee.

“We'll be fact-checking the claims over the coming weeks and will post our Truth-O-Meter items on a special page devoted to the nomination and updating this story with links to those items,” the site says.

For a look at what kinds of things the site will be checking, look at the work it did last year on Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor when she was nominated.