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President Obama this morning nominated United States Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve as the 112th Supreme Court Justice. Kagan, a former Harvard Law School Dean, will face confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the coming weeks. Then, her nomination will go before the full Senate. If her nomination gains approval, she will join Thurgood Marshall on the list of Solicitors General subsequently appointed to the nation’s highest court. Coincidentally, Ms. Kagan clerked for Justice Marshall in 1988. To learn more about the duties of the Solicitor General – the federal government’s chief appellate lawyer - check out the Justice Department’s document outlining the history of the Solicitor’s General post. The photo of Ms. Kagan at left also comes from the Department of Justice.