August 6, 2010

Statement from Speaker Silver Regarding Confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court

"I congratulate Elena Kagan on her confirmation to serve as a Justice on the United States Supreme Court. Her confirmation, along with the seating of Justice Sonia Sotomayor last year, is a victory for women and will be an enduring source of pride for all New Yorkers. Ms. Kagan's experience as the first woman dean of Harvard Law School and her service in the administrations of President Obama and President Clinton, has proven that she is eminently qualified to serve on our nation's highest court. I am confident that Elena Kagan, like her predecessor, Justice Stevens, will guide our legal system with wisdom, integrity and patriotism."