Elena Kagan confirmation hearings to begin June 28
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced Wednesday that the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice nominee Elena Kagan will begin Monday, June 28. The Associated Press reports that "the schedule should allow the hearings to be completed before senators go home for a weeklong break in early July," and then be able to vote before they adjourn for August recess.
At a hearing on Tuesday Leahy said, "this is a reasonable schedule that is in line with past practice."
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary committee, responded quickly in a statement suggesting the confirmation proceedings begin after the July 4th recess. "At this time, it remains to be seen whether the schedule set by the Chairman will be adequate to allow us to meet our important constitutional responsibility to thoroughly review Ms. Kagan's record on behalf of the American people."
May 19, 2010; 10:31 AM ET
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