WASHINGTON (AP) - Elena Kagan is facing the first vote on her
nomination to the Supreme Court before a Senate panel dominated by
Democrats who are all but certain to support her. The only real
question is whether Kagan will get any Republican votes.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is meeting Tuesday to take up
Kagan's nomination after a week's delay at the request of
Republican lawmakers. Democrats hold a 12-7 advantage on the
President Barack Obama nominated Kagan to take the seat of
Justice John Paul Stevens, who retired in June after more than 34
years on the court. Kagan has served as Obama's top Supreme Court
lawyer since last year.
So far, no Democrat has announced opposition to Kagan and no
Republican has announced support.
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