|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States|
August 7, 2010
|Nominated by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||John Paul Stevens|
|45th Solicitor General of the United States|
March 19, 2009 – May 17, 2010
|Preceded by||Edwin Kneedler (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Neal Katyal (Acting)|
|11th Dean of Harvard Law School|
July 1, 2003 – March 19, 2009
|Preceded by||Robert Clark|
|Succeeded by||Martha Minow|
|Born||April 28, 1960
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Princeton University
Worcester College, Oxford
Elena Kagan (born April 28, 1960) is an American lawyer and judge. She is currently a United States Supreme Court Justice. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 5, 2010. She is one of three women on the court. Kagan is the only Supreme Court Justice who had never been a judge before becoming a Justice. Before being a Justice, she was Solicitor General and dean of Harvard Law School. Kagan was born and raised in New York City and is Jewish.
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- Obama picks Kagan as Justice nominee