US Senate confirms Kagan as 112th Supreme Court justice

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 6, 2010 00:48



WASHINGTON (AP) — The US Senate confirmed Elena Kagan Thursday as the Supreme Court's 112th justice and fourth woman, selecting a scholar with a reputation for brilliance, a dry sense of humor and a liberal legal bent.




The vote was 63-37 for President Barack Obama's nominee to succeed retired Justice John Paul Stevens.



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