POLITICS
08/05/2010 04:00 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Elena Kagan Confirmation: See Why 37 Senators Voted 'No'

Elena Kagan made it through the confirmation process to become the fourth female justice ever to serve on the Supreme Court.

Despite a bipartisan group of lawmakers lining up to support Kagan to succeed retired Justice John Paul Stevens on the high court, 36 GOP Senators and a one Democrat -- Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska -- voted against her.

Here are the Senators who voted against Kagan's confirmation to the Supreme Court and their reasons why: