Elena Kagan takes her place on US Supreme Court bench

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 1, 2010 20:55




WASHINGTON  — Justice Elena Kagan took her seat at the US Supreme Court for the first time on Friday in front of a packed courtroom that included US President Barack Obama.

The court session was merely ceremonial. Kagan and the rest of the court will return Monday for the start of the new term.

In August, the 50-year-old New Yorker became the third woman on the current court, and its fourth ever. She replaced Justice John Paul Stevens.

Kagan took the oath again Friday in a ceremony by which the court formally welcomes its newest member.


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