Kagan

Senate committee advances Kagan nomination

07/22/2010
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved Elena Kagan for the U.S. Supreme Court in a vote mostly on party lines.

Kagan, who would be the third Jewish justice on the current court, received 13 votes; six committee members voted against her nomination.

Democrats favored and Republicans voted against, with the exception of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who cautioned his colleagues to base their votes on character and qualifications, and not on ideology.

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