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Senator Burris 'Confident' in Kagan Nomination to Supreme Court


Location: Washington, DC

Today, United States Senator Roland W. Burris voiced support for the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.

"Earlier this week, I met with Solicitor General Elena Kagan in my office,' said Sen. Burris. After speaking with her, I am confident she will be a worthy addition to the Supreme Court. General Kagan's legal training is second to none, and her diverse experience will bring added depth to the highest court in the land."

"In the last few months, the nominee has offered thoughtful testimony, and proved herself to be a woman of powerful intellect and sound judgment."

"As the current U.S. Solicitor General and a former Associate White House Counsel, she possesses a keen understanding of current issues, and a strong commitment to the values of public service. More importantly, she will be the first Justice in many years who was not elevated from a lesser court. I believe this will lend fresh perspective to the highest judicial body in the land. It will bring new diversity to the Supreme Court-- and help to build debate, rather than consensus."

"As we move forward in one of the most trying and transformative periods in our countries history, it is with great pleasure that I stand in support of Solicitor General Elena Kagan. I urge my friends on both sides of the aisle to join me in supporting her timely confirmation."

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