Elena Kagan Confirmed to Supreme Court 63-37
August 5, 2010
(ChattahBox)–Soliciter General Elena Kagan was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, by the Senate today in a vote of 63-37. Only five Republicans voted for her confirmation, with one Democrat, Sen. Ben Nelson (NE), of course, voting against. Nelson defended his no vote, by mumbling something about a few of his constituents phoning his office voicing their opposition to Kagan. Whatever, Ben.
Republican Sens. Collins, Snowe Graham, Gregg and Lugar, voted yes to confirm Kagan. Kagan is only the fourth female Supreme Court Justice and once she takes her seat on the highest bench, it will be the first time three woman served on the court together.
How did her confirmation vote stack up to previous nominees? Sonia Sotomayor received 68 votes, with Ruth Ginsberg receiving 96. Kagan did however, beat out Clarence Thomas, receiving only 52 and Samuel Alito at 58.