Senate Judiciary Committee Nearing Vote On Elena Kagan Nomination

Senate Confirmation Hearings For Elena Kagan Continue

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On Capitol Hill, the Senate Judiciary Committee is meeting, to vote on President Obama's most-recent nominee to the Supreme Court: Solicitor General Elena Kagan.

For the last hour, its members have delivered statements about Kagan, the confirmation process and the Supreme Court today.

Sure, they're talking about the nominee's bona fides, but they're also arguing for, among other things, more openness at confirmation hearings and cameras in the Supreme Court. They're thanking Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL), they're talking about Miguel Estrada — again, and they're reiterating a lot of what they said in late June, during the hearings themselves.

If you like grandstanding, tune in. If you don't, rest easy. We'll post the outcome of the vote here, on The Two-Way.

While you're waiting, check out at this amazing tool, designed by The New York Times.

The Kagan Vote Tracker lets you read what Republican senators have said about the nominee, and see how they voted on Sonia Sotomayor's nomination, if they voted for Kagan to be Solicitor General of the United States, and what their election prospects are.



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