GOP, Dems Differ On Kagan Confirmation Timeline

Law360, New York (May 10, 2010, 1:07 PM EDT) -- As President Barack Obama pushes to have his U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan confirmed by summer, Senate Republicans say they are preparing a “thorough” review, cautioning Democrats not to expect a “rush to judgment” in vetting Obama's candidate.

Obama formally announced Monday that Kagan was his nominee to fill the high court seat vacated by the retirement of Associate Justice John Paul Stevens.

Kagan hopes to follow in the footsteps of her mentor Thurgood Marshall in making the leap from solicitor general to Supreme Court...
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