Elena Kagan Confirmed for Supreme Court Nomination

Wahooooo!!! I think after Elena Kagan’s nomination is approved by the senate – would it be too selfish to want one more female justice on the Supreme Court bench? After all, women are in the majority population-wise and in my opinion, far more full of wisdom then men. Just sayin’

Judiciary panel OKs Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, AP July 20, 2010

Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday approved Elena Kagan to be the fourth female justice.

“Elena Kagan will be confirmed,” predicted Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the Judiciary chairman. “She will go on the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., broke with his party to cast the sole GOP “yes” vote on President Obama’s nominee to succeed retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. The vote was 13-6.

“What’s in Elena Kagan’s heart is that of a good person who adopts a philosophy I disagree with,” Graham said. “She will serve this nation honorably, and it would not have been someone I would have chosen, but the person who did choose, President Obama, I think chose wisely.”

At the White House, Obama hailed the vote as a “bipartisan affirmation of her strong performance” in confirmation hearings, and said Kagan would be “a fair and impartial” justice who understands the impact of Supreme Court decisions on everday people’s lives.

He called on the Senate to confirm her before Congress takes a monthlong summer break starting August 7.