Senate confirms Elena Kagan to U.S. Supreme CourtAfter three months of sparring over Elena Kagan’s legal experience and where she falls on the ideological spectrum, the Senate confirmed her as the next U.S. Supreme Court justice on Thursday by a vote of 63-37. All Democrats but one voted for Kagan, while all Republicans but five opposed her. Her confirmation means the Court, for the first time in its history, will have three female members. Kagan, who will be sworn in Saturday, will be the youngest member of the Court, so her influence may be felt for decades.
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