Politics & Government

June 25, 2010 3:29 PM

Kagan treads carefully ahead of her turn in Senate spotlight

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has seemingly spent her life preparing for the center stage she's about to take. The Princeton and Harvard Law School graduate's academic resume is picture perfect. Her political mentors have been invariably well placed. And in the seven weeks of serious scrutiny that have followed her nomination by President Barack Obama, no serious impediment has arisen to deny her confirmation. Her hearings begin Monday.

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