Kagan Nomination Hearings Set To Begin June 28

Law360, New York (May 19, 2010, 12:52 PM EDT) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin holding hearings to consider Solicitor General Elena Kagan's nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28, committee chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said Wednesday.

Leahy described the schedule as "reasonable" and "in line with past practice," despite protests from the committee's ranking Republican, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., that the hearings should not begin until Congress resumes work after the July 4 holiday.

The schedule will bring Kagan before the committee 49 days after President Barack Obama announced the solicitor...
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