NY Daily News
August 5, 2010
The Senate confirmed former Harvard Law Dean Elena Kagan as the next Supreme Court Justice Thursday by a 63-37 vote.
Five Republicans backed the 50-year-old Kagan, and one Democrat, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), voted against her.
Kagan, born on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, takes the seat vacated by the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens. She was not expected to alter the current ideological balance of the Court, now represented by five conservatives and four liberals.