28 June 2010

Sara K. Gould on the Nomination of Elena Kagan to the US Supreme Court

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan. An accomplished attorney and legal scholar, Solicitor General Kagan -– the first woman to ever hold that title –- is a remarkably qualified candidate for the position of Supreme Court Justice. We call on the Judiciary Committee to move the hearings forward in a thorough, productive and fair manner.

Like so many others, we look forward to learning more about Solicitor General Kagan's positions on the issues that matter most in the lives of women: ensuring the health and well-being of their families and communities; protecting their reproductive rights; and upholding a commitment to justice as equally available to all of us, regardless of our gender, race, class or any other factor. The possibility of having three female justices on the Supreme Court, for the first time in our nation's history, is one we greet with great excitement, and we applaud President Obama for taking this unprecedented step.

We wish Solicitor General Kagan all the best throughout the confirmation process, and will be watching closely to see that both the media and the Judiciary Committee treat her with the fairness and respect she so clearly deserves.

Sara K. Gould
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Foundation for Women

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