U.S. Senator Ted Kaufman (D-DE), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement today after the Senate confirmed Solicitor General Elena Kagan to be an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court by a vote of 63-37:
"Throughout her career, Elena Kagan has consistently demonstrated a first-rate intellect and a non-ideological approach to identifying and solving problems, two traits that are indispensable in any great judge. She has all the qualities necessary to serve all Americans, and the rule of law, on our nation's highest court. I was proud to support her nomination. She will be a great Supreme Court justice."