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Graham 'Generally Pleased' With Kagan's Record As Solicitor General


An important question going forward now is the extent to which there will be a push among conservative activists to oppose the nomination, and how many Republicans remain who could support the appointment. Unlike last time, when the Democrats had 60 seats in the Senate, Republicans could now potentially filibuster a nomination since they elected Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) in January.

It should be noted that during the last Supreme Court confirmation, Graham voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor, along with eight others: Lamar Alexander (TN), Kit Bond (MO), Susan Collins (ME), Judd Gregg (NH), Richard Lugar (IN), Mel Martinez (FL), Olympia Snowe (ME) and George Voinovich (OH). And of course, Scott Brown was not yet in the Senate, so it remains to be seen what approach he might take.