Thursday, August 5, 2010

Elena Kagan confirmed

Not quite the 98-0 by which the Senate, in the days before polarization, confirmed John Paul Stevens. But today's 63 Senate votes were more than enough so that Solicitor General Elena Kagan (left) now succeeds him as a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Echoing a theme addressed in our prior posts on Kagan's nomination, the Washington Post noted that she'll be America's 4th-ever woman Justice. Moreover,

Kagan joins Sotomayor and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the first ever bloc of three women serving on the court at the same time.

A good day for 'Grrls. And not a bad birthday-week present for the President who nominated 2 of the 4 women Justices, either.

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