Shayndi Raice and Corey Boles
Wall Street Journal
August 4, 2010

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WASHINGTON—The full Senate began debating Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, with Republicans continuing to say she was a political nominee who would seek to advance a liberal agenda.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-6 in favor of Ms. Kagan last month and there is little doubt she will be confirmed when the full Senate votes, likely on Thursday. Already, five Republicans have declared they will vote for her, ensuring she will have more than the 60 votes required to close off debate on her nomination.

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But the majority of Republicans are expected to oppose her, citing what they describe as her lack of qualifications and other reasons.

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