U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan listens to opening statements by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the first day of her confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill June 28, 2010 in Washington, DC. Kagan is U.S. President Barack Obama's second Supreme Court nominee since taking office. (Getty Images)more pics »Elena Kagan (Getty Images)
It's been an exciting morning for Elena Kagan
, who's facing the entire Senate today for confirmation hearings after being nominated by President Obama to the Supreme Court.
According to the Associated Press
, Kaga took the opportunity to assure members of the Senate that she'd hear all cases with an open mind. She expressed admiration for Justice John Paul Stevens and his "proven commitment to the rule of law."
Justice Stevens is who Kagan, if confirmed, will be replacing in the Supreme Court. She promised to hear all cases with "a mind as open to his."
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