Elena Kagan to become Supreme Court's 112th justice
Washington, D.C.: Today Elena Kagan was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court. The final vote in the Senate was 63-37. Five Republican Senators voted for the confirmation of Kagan and one Democratic Senator voted against confirmation.
Kagan is expected to be sworn in next week. When she becomes a Supreme Court Justice, she will be the court's youngest member and the fourth female member in the body's history.
Road to confirmation
- NPR.org, "Senate Confirms Kagan To Supreme Court," August 5, 2010
- MSNBC.com, "Obama picks Elena Kagan for Supreme Court," May 10, 2010
- The White House Blog "One of the Nation's Leading Legal Minds: The President Nominates Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court'," May 10, 2010
- The Washington Post "Elena Kagan confirmation hearings to begin June 28," May 19, 2010
- CNN.com, "Senate Judiciary Committee approves Kagan nomination," July 20, 2010
- CNN.com, "Kagan confirmed to the Supreme Court," August 5, 2010