Press Release

Gillibrand Statement On Solicitor General Elena Kagan As Next Supreme Court Justice

May 10, 2010

Washington, D.C. – As President Obama announces his choice of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to be the next United States Supreme Court Justice, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement applauding the President’s selection:

“I am thrilled to see another brilliant New York woman nominated to the Supreme Court. New Yorkers dream big, and nobody tells us what we can’t achieve, which is why so many women have excelled from entrepreneurs and academics to scientists and celebrities – and now Supreme Court justices.

“Solicitor General Elena Kagan is a lifelong trail blazer and public servant, and would come to the high court with a broad range of qualifications. She was the first woman to serve in her role as Solicitor General and the first woman to serve as Dean of Harvard Law School.

“President Obama has made the right choice for the future of the Supreme Court, and I look forward to a swift and thoughtful nomination process, followed by confirmation before the August recess.”