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Elena Kagan Takes Her Place on High Court Bench

Friday, 01 Oct 2010 04:30 PM

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Elena Kagan took her seat at the Supreme Court for the first time Friday in front of a packed courtroom that included President Barack Obama.

The court session was merely ceremonial. Kagan and the rest of the court will return Monday for the start of the new term.

In August, the 50-year-old New Yorker became the third woman on the current court, and its fourth ever. She replaced Justice John Paul Stevens.

Kagan took the oath again Friday in a ceremony by which the court formally welcomes its newest member. She wore a black robe she received as a gift from her former colleagues at Harvard Law School, where she served as dean, and a white scarf.

Stevens and the other two living retired justices, Sandra Day O'Connor and David Souter, sat with Obama during the brief ceremony.

It was Obama's first appearance with the justices as a group since he criticized the court's campaign finance decision at his State of the Union speech in January.

Chief Justice John Roberts formally greeted Obama, saying, "You are always welcome here."

After the court session, again following custom, Kagan and Roberts descended the steps in front of the court to pose for photographers.

Asked if she is ready for Monday, Kagan said, "All set."

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