Menendez Statement On Nomination Of Elena Kagan To Supreme Court

Menendez Statement On Nomination Of Elena Kagan To Supreme Court

Washington- U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) released the following statement today after President Barack Obama nominated U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve as a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:

"I look forward to thoroughly reviewing Elena Kagan's record, merits and her confirmation hearing as we prepare to cast votes in the U.S. Senate. She is certainly well-respected as one of our nation's foremost legal scholars, and I know that, like Justice Sotomayor, she possesses the depth of knowledge and temperament to match her impressive reputation. Should Ms. Kagan be confirmed, it would bring the number of women on the Supreme Court to an all-time high of three, which is an important sign of progress toward a Court that represents the overall makeup of our nation."

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