May 10 2010

Graham on Kagan Nomination

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the nomination of Elena Kagan to serve as a Justice on the Supreme Court. 

"Solicitor General Kagan has a strong academic background in the law.  I have been generally pleased with her job performance as Solicitor General, particularly regarding legal issues related to the War on Terror.  I look forward to meeting her again, this time to discuss her qualifications to sit on the highest court in the land.  

"As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I intend to be fair and firm in my questioning of the nominee.  The hearings can be a valuable public service as they give us a window into the nominee’s judicial philosophy and disposition.  I hope we will have a meaningful opportunity to explore the qualifications, judicial temperament and judicial philosophy of Ms. Kagan."