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Elena Kagan REACTIONS: First Thoughts On Supreme Court Nominee

Huffington Post     First Posted: 05/10/10 02:19 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 05:25 PM ET

The first reactions to Elena Kagan being nominated for Supreme Court justice are streaming in now that President Barack Obama has formally announced her nomination.

Here's a compilation of initial statements in response to the Supreme Court nomination.

Vote on the merit of each of these Elena Kagan reactions and discuss in the comments below.

Deval Patrick: Kagan Has Proven Ability To Build Bridges
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"The court does seem very divided, and I think Elena has shown her ability to build bridges, and she showed that in spades at the Harvard Law School faculty. And if you haven’t seen divisions, have a look at the Harvard Law School faculty! So I think she’ll bring an aptitude and a record as a bridge builder. And she’s certainly as bright as they come." -- Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick -SOURCE
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