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Supreme Court Officially Welcomes Justice Elena Kagan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Elena Kagan has taken her seat at the Supreme Court in front of a packed courtroom that included President Barack Obama.

The court session Friday 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.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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