Fourth female Supreme Court Justice. She was nominated by President Barack Obama to replace John Paul Stevens.
She went abroad to study at Oxford, earning a Master of Philosophy in the early 1980s.
She was appointed Solicitor General by President Obama one year before he nominated her for the Supreme Court.
She grew up as her family’s middle child. Her father was a lawyer, while her mother was a teacher.
She continued the legacy of the first female justice of the Supreme Court, Sandra Day O’Connor, who was nominated in 1981.
Elena Kagan Age
How old is Elena Kagan? She was born in 1960, she is 63 years old.
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Elena Kagan Wiki
|Famous as||Supreme Court Justice|
|Age||63 years old|
|Birthday||April 28, 1960|
|Birthplace||New York City, NY|
Quotes by Elena Kagan
It was a very cool thing to be a smart girl, as opposed to some other, different kind. And I think that made a great deal of difference to me growing up and in my life afterward.— Elena Kagan
I owe a debt of gratitude to two other living Justices. Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg paved the way for me and so many other women in my generation. Their pioneering lives have created boundless possibilities for women in the law. I thank them for their inspiration and also for the personal kindnesses they have shown me.— Elena Kagan
It’s not that there are no masters, but that there are many. And the job of the solicitor general is to balance those masters and to accommodate them all, each in their proper places, wisely and well and in so doing to represent the people of the United States.— Elena Kagan
The Supreme Court, of course, has the responsibility of ensuring that our government never oversteps its proper bounds or violates the rights of individuals. But the Court must also recognize the limits on itself and respect the choices made by the American people.— Elena Kagan
To have the opportunity to lead the Solicitor General’s office is the honor of a lifetime. As you know, this is an office with a long and rich tradition, not only of extraordinary legal skill but also of extraordinary professionalism and integrity. That is due, in large measure, to the people who have led it.— Elena Kagan