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SG Nominee Kagan Encounters Little Resistance

Law360 (February 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The confirmation hearing for Elena Kagan, President Obama's pick for U.S. solicitor general, generated few fireworks Tuesday as senators praised her qualifications despite some concerns about her lack of litigation experience.

Kagan, dean of Harvard Law School, told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in a two-hour hearing that she hoped to bring not just book knowledge to the SG's office, which represents the federal government before the U.S. Supreme Court, but also keen judgment and wisdom.

“I like to think one of the good things...
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