Elena Kagan

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Elena Kagan
Elena Kagan Official SCOTUS Portrait (2013).jpg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Assumed office
August 7, 2010
Nominated by Barack Obama
Preceded by John Paul Stevens
45th Solicitor General of the United States
In office
March 19, 2009 – May 17, 2010[1]
President Barack Obama
Deputy Neal Katyal
Preceded by Edwin Kneedler (Acting)
Succeeded by Neal Katyal (Acting)
11th Dean of Harvard Law School
In office
July 1, 2003 – March 19, 2009
Preceded by Robert Clark
Succeeded by Martha Minow
Personal details
Born (1960-04-28) April 28, 1960 (age 58)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Alma mater Princeton University
Worcester College, Oxford
Harvard University

Elena Kagan (born April 28, 1960)[2] is an American lawyer and judge. She is 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[3] and is Jewish.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Rajghatta, Chidanand (May 19, 2010). "PIO Neal Katyal poised to become US solicitor general". The Times of India. Times News Network. Retrieved December 9, 2010. 
  2. Who's Who In America (2008). "Elena Kagan – WhosWhoInAmerica.Com". Marquis. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  3. "A Climb Marked by Confidence and Canniness". The New York Times. 2010-05-10. Retrieved 2010-05-15.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  4. Obama picks Kagan as Justice nominee