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Lautenberg Statement on the Nomination of Elena Kagan
Lautenberg Press Office, 202-224-3224
Monday, May 10, 2010WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) released the following statement on President Obama’s nomination of Elena Kagan to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:
“President Obama has chosen a widely-respected nominee with a history of building consensus across ideological divides. Ms. Kagan broke down gender barriers to become Harvard Law School’s first female dean and later as the nation’s first female Solicitor General. Now, she is poised to forge another path as only the fourth woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
“Ms. Kagan brings a diverse portfolio of experience, having worked in all three branches of government, as dean of a leading law school, and as the nation’s top lawyer. Raised in a family that values academic achievement and public service, Ms. Kagan graduated at the top of her class at both Princeton University and Harvard Law School.
“I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate to ensure a fair and expeditious confirmation process. Ms. Kagan was confirmed as Solicitor General with bipartisan support, and I expect she will again garner widespread recognition for her achievements and vast qualifications.”