All rise: She’s a woman, gay, Jewish Judge
UPDATE: Supreme Court Justice Kagan is on the bench
"News Alert: Senate confirms Kagan to the Supreme Court
03:23 PM EDT Thursday, August 5, 2010
The Senate confirmed Elena Kagan Thursday to the Supreme Court as the 112th justice and just the fourth woman ever to sit on the high court.
On a 63-37 vote, Kagan, 50, became President Obama’s second lifetime appointment to the court in the past year -- the vote was held 365 days after Justice Sonia Sotomayor won 68 votes for her confirmation as the first Latina justice ever. Five Senate Republicans supported Kagan after a
relatively smooth two-and-a-half-month journey from her nomination to succeed retired Justice John Paul Stevens to winning her appointment."
The tide is high and I’m having fun, Elana Kagan is #4. This is American diversity in action. The Supreme Court has a long way before the apple cart turns over.
“Supreme Court Nominee Kagan to Win Senate Confirmation, Become Fourth Female Justice
Published August 05, 2010
Her confirmation assured, Elena Kagan is on the brink of becoming the fourth woman ever to serve as a Supreme Court justice.
The Senate is set Thursday to confirm President Barack Obama's nominee, whose addition to the court will mark the first time three female justices have served concurrently. Nearly all Democrats, the Senate's two independents and a handful of Republicans are backing her.”