Senate Panel OKs Kagan With 1 Republican Vote

Law360, New York (July 20, 2010, 12:47 PM EDT) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve on the nation's highest court Tuesday, with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., breaking GOP ranks to vote for a nominee he described as “a loyal American.”

The 13-6 vote otherwise fell along party lines, with Republicans such as Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., accusing Kagan of dodging the committee's questions during her confirmation hearing.

But Graham praised Kagan's humor and intelligence and described her as patriotic despite her decision to limit military recruiters' access...
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