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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. ...

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President Obama nominates Sonia Sotomayor to replace retiring Justice David Sutor. If confirmed she will be the first Hispanic to serve on the Supreme Court. Sotomayor was born in the Bronx, New York and was raised in a housing project just a few blocks from Yankee Stadium. She earned her A.B. from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude, and obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. In 1991 Sotomayor was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and 1n 1997 she was nominated by P ...

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