US Senate Approves Elena Kagan as Supreme Court Justice

Washington, Aug 6 (IANS): The US Senate has voted to approve Elena Kagan as Supreme Court Justice, making her the fourth woman to enter the high court, Xinhua reported.

The Senate voted 63 to 37 Thursday to confirm Kagan, the second Supreme Court nominee of President Barack Obama. She serves as Solicitor General for the administration and will replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens in the court's fall session.

Kagan will have to take oath of office before becoming a Supreme Court Justice. Her confirmation was seen as a done deal from the beginning, as the confirmation needs only a simple majority in the Democratic-led Senate.

The voting went down largely along party line. All but one Democratic senators voted for her, two independents and five Republicans voted for her, while all other Republicans voted no.


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