After being sworn in on Friday, Solicitor General Elena Kagan was formally presented to the Supreme Court on Monday morning in a brief but historic ceremony as the first woman to hold that position. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. greeted her as she reached the lectern, telling her, "We wish you well." Kagan also made a break with tradition through her choice of attire, which deviated from the swallowtail morning coat typically worn by members of the SG's office.
Solicitor General Kagan Presented to Supreme Court
March 24, 2009