All the former U.S. solicitors general since 1985 on Tuesday joined in endorsing current SG Elena Kagan in advance of her Senate confirmation hearing, set to begin June 28.

“Elena Kagan would bring to the Supreme Court a breadth of experience and a history of great accomplishment in the law,” the group said in a joint letter released by the White House Tuesday morning. If confirmed, they agreed, “she will serve on the Court with distinction, as have prior solicitors general who have had that great honor.” They added that “Kagan’s most recent experience as solicitor general will serve her well as she wrestles with the difficult questions that come before the Court.”

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