May 10, 2010

Whitehouse Statement on Nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement today about President Obama’s nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve as the next Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:

“Solicitor General Kagan has a reputation for great intellect, legal expertise, and an ability to bridge ideological divides,” said Whitehouse, a former U.S. Attorney and Attorney General for Rhode Island. “And, if confirmed, Ms. Kagan, a trailblazer throughout her career, would be the third woman on the current Court — a historic high. I look forward to reviewing her record and participating in her confirmation hearing later this year.”


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