May 12, 2010

Statement from Speaker Silver on
Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan

"I applaud the President on his nomination of Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Kagan is eminently qualified for this critical judicial post. A native New Yorker who grew up in Manhattan, she went on to become dean of Harvard Law School-the first woman to hold that title-and she has worked for both President Obama and former president Clinton. She has an impressive record of accomplishments and I believe she will be a fitting replacement for Justice John Paul Stevens, whose wisdom and patriotism have helped shape our nation."