Today, Senator Roland W. Burris issued the following statement on the confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court:
'It is with great pride that I congratulate Elena Kagan on her confirmation to the United States Supreme Court. The America we are living in today must have leaders with a new, independent voice, who are not afraid to stand on the side of fairness and reason; and that is precisely what Justice Kagan brings to the table.
'Justice Kagan has made great strides in the legal profession and has a background rich in diverse experiences and a track record for success. That is why I am confident she is fully capable of navigating the inner workings of our legal system in order to guard the sanctity of the Constitution.
'Ms. Kagan's confirmation is founded on the experience, integrity, and dedication to justice she has exhibited throughout her career and for that I unreservedly welcome her into this tremendous time in our nation?s history.'