Posted: Jul 20, 2010 11:51 AM by Melissa Canone
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to
approve Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court.
The 13-6 vote sends Kagan's nomination to the full Senate, where
she's expected to be confirmed as early as next week to succeed
retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.
Just one Republican, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina,
joined panel Democrats in supporting President Barack Obama's
second Supreme Court nominee. A few more Republicans are likely to
back her in the full Senate, where Democrats have more than enough
votes to confirm her.
Most GOP senators argue that Kagan would put her political views
ahead of the law. They also point to what they call her liberal
agenda on such issues as abortion and gun rights.