Friday, May 21, 2010

Kagan Confirmation Hearings to Begin

Patrick Leahy, chairman of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, has announced that Committee hearings to consider the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court will begin on June 28.

Senator Leahy's announcement noted that the Committee hearings last year on the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor began 48 days after the nomination was made by President Obama. The hearings on Elena Kagan will begin 49 days after the President's nomination. Senator Leahy's full statement can be found here.

The Senate Committee has also released the bipartisan questionnaire submitted to Solicitor General Kagan and her responses to the questionnaire. The questionnaire, and all the supplemental material transmitted to the Committee, can be found here.

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