NOW Celebrates Senate Confirmation of Elena Kagan to U.S. Supreme Court

Today the Senate voted to confirm Solicitor General Elena Kagan as the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. For the first time in history the court will have three sitting female justices — a critical mass that will undoubtedly make a significant difference in the struggle for women’s equality. NOW officially endorsed Kagan at the close of her confirmation hearings.

NOW Endorses Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

NOW’s National Board voted unanimously today to endorse Solicitor General Elena Kagan to become the next U.S. Supreme Court justice. The vote took place in Boston the day before the opening of NOW’s 2010 National Conference.

NOW to Closely Monitor Kagan Hearings for Sexism and Signs of Nominee’s Commitment to Equality and Justice for All

As the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Supreme Court nominee Solicitor General Elena Kagan open today, the National Organization for Women promises to closely monitor the proceedings. Kagan’s confirmation would make history, as she would be the third woman to currently serve on the court, increasing the composition of women justices to one-third — more than have ever served at the same time.