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Elena Kagan Nominated for Supreme Court

Senators pledged to scrutinize Solicitor General Elena Kagan in the weeks ahead after President Obama on Monday nominated her to the Supreme Court, choosing a candidate with no judicial experience but a reputation as a consensus-builder to succeed retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. 

Elena Kagan

May 10: President Obama introduces Solicitor General Elena Kagan as his choice for Supreme Court Justice in the East Room of the White House.

Elena Kagan

May 10: Solicitor General Elena Kagan smiles as she is introduced as President Obama's choice for Supreme Court Justice in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

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Elena Kagan

May 10: Solicitor General and Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan looks to President Obama as she speaks during an announcement in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

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Elena Kagan

Jan. 28: U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan speaks during a panel about Women Advocates of the Supreme Court Bar at the Newseum in Washington.

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Elena Kagan

Jan. 28: U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan speaks during a panel about Women Advocates of the Supreme Court Bar at the Newseum in Washington.

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Elena Kagan

Sept. 11, 2009: Photo released by the Harvard University Law School shows U.S. Solicitor General and former Dean of Harvard Law School Elena Kagan, listening to law professor Charles Fried, alongside law professor John F. Manning, on the university campus in Cambridge, Mass.

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Elena Kagan

June 3, 2009: Photo released by the Harvard University Law School shows U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan, assisting during the promotion ceremony for Harvard Law School graduate and U.S. Army Capt. Kyle Scherer, with his parents, on the school's campus in Cambridge, Mass.

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Young Elena Kagan

In this undated photo released by Hunter College High School in New York, Elena Kagan is seen in a photo in the school's 1977 yearbook. 

Solicitor General Elena Kagan was nominated Monday, May 10, 2010, to the Supreme Court by President Obama.

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Young Elena Kagan

In this undated photo released by Hunter College High School, Elena Kagan raises her arm during a class trip to Philadelphia, in a photo from the school's 1977 yearbook. 

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Elena Kagan Nominated for Supreme Court

Senators pledged to scrutinize Solicitor General Elena Kagan in the weeks ahead after President Obama on Monday nominated her to the Supreme Court, choosing a candidate with no judicial experience but a reputation as a consensus-builder to succeed retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. 

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