elena kagan approved 2 Elena Kagan approved in 13 6 vote, moves closer to Supreme Court seatPresident Obama‘s Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has won approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee. She’s now one giant step closer to getting a lifetime seat on the highest court in the land.

If Kagan is confirmed by the Senate in early August, as she’s predicted to, the Supreme court will have four Democratic judges for the first time since 1971. And for the first time in U.S. history, three of the nine justices will be women.

]]>crack about “Twilight”?). Republicans complained that Kagan has never been a judge and spent her career in academia. The committee’s  Republicans tried  to get Kagan to agree to step aside if the Supreme Court considers a legal challenge to Obama’s new health care law.  Kagan says she would remove herself from cases she worked on at the Justice Department. The health care bill was not one of them.
According to the LA Times, Kagan wrote: “I never served as counsel of record nor played any substantial role in the case.” Gallup polls show Kagan is not overwhelmingly sound in the public’s mind. A poll in early July showed that 44% felt the Senate should confirm her. But 34% were opposed. Follow Zap2it on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: Getty Images

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