Supreme Court nominee’s Delaware connection

    President Obama has nominated Elena Kagan to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court.

    President Obama has nominated Elena Kagan to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Kagan is former dean of Harvard Law School dean and current Solicitor General.  Delaware Senator Ted Kaufman (D) says he got to know Kagan when she served on then-Senator Joe Biden’s Judiciary Committee staff.  Kaufman, who was Biden’s chief of  staff at the time, says Kagan helped the committee during the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Kaufman says, “Based on that experience and everything I have seen since, I am absolutely convinced that she not only possesses enormous intellect and consummate skill, but is a person of the highest character and unquestioned integrity.”

    Delaware’s senior Senator Tom Carper (D) also applauds the President’s choice of Kagan. “Elena Kagan is highly regarded for her brilliant legal mind and her work to bridge differences and build consensus.” said Carper, “I also think her diverse legal experience will bring a valuable perspective and a breath of fresh air to the Supreme Court.”

    If confirmed by the Senate, Kagan would become the third woman on the high court.  It would be the first time in history three women were on the Supreme Court at the same time.

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