Thursday, August 5, 2010

Welcome Justice Kagan!

Courtesy of the BLT:

"Elena Kagan is on the verge of becoming the 112th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, after three months of sparring over her legal experience and where she falls on the ideological spectrum.  Senators voted 63-37 on Thursday to confirm Kagan. 

"All Democrats but one voted for her, while all Republicans but five opposed her — a reflection of both Kagan’s record and the sharply partisan climate in Congress.

"Kagan is scheduled to be sworn in at the Supreme Court on Saturday so that she can begin her new job quickly.  A larger swearing-in ceremony and celebration may be scheduled for a later date."  (Emphasis added.)