August 4th, 2010
06:55 AM ET
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Senate continues debate on Kagan nomination

 Senators are expected to continue floor debate Wednesday on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.
Senators are expected to continue floor debate Wednesday on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.

Washington (CNN) - Senators are expected to continue floor debate Wednesday on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.

The 50-year-old solicitor general is expected to be confirmed as the 112th justice on Thursday, and could be sworn into her judicial post by week's end.

On Tuesday, the debate centered on Kagan's lack of judicial experience, and whether that would hurt her ability to sit on the nation's highest court. All nine members of the current court came from various federal appeals courts.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Tony in Maine

    Were it Sarah Palin, Orrin, Mitch, and Jeff-Boy would be gushing her praises.

    August 4, 2010 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  2. vincent chiavetta

    Idont know enough about this person to comment to whether or not she is qualified to be a chief justice. Anyone with a little common sense can be a judge. Isee many judges that dont have any common sense at all. If you know the right people you can be anything so whats the point in even discussing this topic I always expected a judge to sit on the supreem court.

    August 4, 2010 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  3. No Incumbents

    I don't understand all the attacks on Kagan. Although lacking in judicial experience he is otherwise well qualified.

    August 4, 2010 09:11 am at 9:11 am |