NHDP - Chair Ray Buckley's Statement on the Senate's Confirmation of Elena Kagan as the Newest United States Supreme Court Justice

Concord - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement applauding U.S. Senate's vote to confirm Elena Kagan as the newest Justice on the United States Supreme Court.

Elena Kagan is going to make a great addition to the U.S. Supreme Court.  She will be the 112th Justice appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, but only the fourth woman in United States history to hold the post.

Ms. Kagan is a brilliant legal scholar with a distinguished record of public service. Prior to serving as President Obama's Solicitor General, Kagan clerked for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, served as Associate Counsel and Deputy Assistant to President Clinton, and was the first female Dean of Harvard Law School.

I applaud Senator Jeanne Shaheen's decision to vote for Elena Kagan's confirmation.  And I am pleased that Senator Gregg decided break with the majority of Republicans in the Senate and support this highly qualified individual.

I also want to offer my congratulations to Elena Kagan on her confirmation.  I have absolute faith that she will be a voice of reason and justice on the high court, bringing together differing opinions, as she has throughout her entire career.