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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Judiciary Committee Approves Kagan to Supreme Court - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

Judiciary Committee Approves Kagan to Supreme Court - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

Stephen Crowley/The New York Times Sen. John Cornyn, left, who opposes the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, looks on as Sen. Dick Durbin spoke with Sen. Lindsey Graham, who will supports Ms. Kagan, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday.
President Obama’s nominee for a vacancy on the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Elena Kagan, was endorsed by the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 13-6 vote on Tuesday.

Ms. Kagan now has at least one Republican vote for confirmation to the Supreme Court: that of Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who said that she was not someone he would have chosen “but the person who did choose – President Obama – I think chose wisely.’’

In the committee vote, Mr. Graham broke party ranks to join the committee’s 12 Democrats in voting in her favor.

The nomination now goes to the full Senate, where confirmation is expected in the next few days. More...

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