May 10 2010
Meghan Hughes (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)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."