Senate Confirms Elena Kagan as the 112th Justice and the 4th Woman Justice to Serve on the U.S. Supreme Court

August 5, 2010

By a 63 to 37 vote today, the Senate has confirmed the appointment of Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court as its 112th Justice. Five Republicans joined the Democrats in supporting the nomination, Susan Collins (ME), Lindsey Graham (SC), Richard Lugar (IN), Olympia Snowe (ME) and Judd Gregg (NH).

President Obama, under the authority derived from Article II, section 2, clause 2 of the United States Constitution (USCA CONST Art. II § 2, cl. 2) nominated Elena Kagan for the position of Associate Justice to the US Supreme Court on May 10, 2010 to fill the position vacated by retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. The Senate, under the “Advice and Consent” clause of the same Constitutional Provision confirmed the nomination to make Elena Kagan the fourth woman Justice to serve on the US Supreme Court.

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