Merkley Statement on the Nomination of Solicitor General Kagan to the Supreme Court

Merkley Statement on the Nomination of Solicitor General Kagan to the Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama today announced that U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan will be his nominee to the Supreme Court.  Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement on the nomination:

“Solicitor General Kagan has had a unique and diverse legal career and is widely recognized for her ability to build consensus between colleagues with opposing opinions.  I believe the Supreme Court needs justices who can bring that sort of perspective and track record and that there is value in returning to a tradition of having justices with more varied life experiences on the Court.  I look forward to meeting Solicitor General Kagan and learning more about her views and background as the confirmation process moves forward.”