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President Obama has nominated Elena Kagan to fill the vacancy on the U.S Supreme Court created by retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. A native New Yorker, Kagan earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, summa cum laude, a Master of Philosophy degree from Oxford University and a Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. She served as judicial clerk for U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Thurgood Marshall and as Associate White House Counsel to President Clinton. She was the first woman dean of Harvard Law School and the first woman Solicitor General of the U.S.