Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the April 18 Conference. On both Tuesday and Wednesday we expect one or more decisions in argued cases; we will be live blogging both days beginning at 9:45 a.m.

Senator Dodd


Washington, DC "“ Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) released the following statement today on the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

"By nominating Solicitor General Kagan, President Obama has chosen a highly respected legal mind to replace Justice Stevens on the bench.  Throughout her diverse and outstanding career, Solicitor General Kagan has demonstrated her profound knowledge of the legal system and a lasting commitment to the rule of law.

"I look forward to the Senate's consideration of her nomination over the next few weeks.  The American people deserve a civil and timely confirmation of the next Associate Justice."

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