- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 19, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has confirmed the nation’s first female solicitor general to represent the United States before the Supreme Court.

Lawmakers approved Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan by a vote of 61 to 31.

She and President Barack Obama taught at the University of Chicago Law School during the 1990s.

The 48-year-old Kagan has never argued a Supreme Court case, but she clerked for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. She also worked in the Clinton White House as an associate counsel and policy adviser.

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