If confirmed, Kagan would be the third woman on the nine-justice bench and the fourth in the history of the high court. Her confirmation also would mean that the Supreme Court would have no Protestant justices for the first time in its history. Kagan, who is Jewish, would join six Catholic and two Jewish justices.
Kagan is a “trailblazing leader” who is “open to a broad array of viewpoints” and is a proven “consensus builder,” Obama said at the White House.
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