BIRTHDATE-LOCATION: April 28, 1960-New York City.
EXPERIENCE: U.S. solicitor general, 2009-present; dean, Harvard Law School, 2003-09; professor of law, Harvard Law School, 2001; visiting professor, Harvard Law School, 1999-2001; deputy assistant to President Bill Clinton for domestic policy and deputy director of the Domestic Policy Council, 1997-99; associate counsel to President Bill Clinton, 1995-96; professor, University of Chicago Law School, 1991-95; worked in private practice, Washington, 1989-91; law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, 1987-88; clerked for Judge Abner Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1986-87.
EDUCATION: Princeton University, bachelor's, 1981; Worcester College at Oxford, master's, 1983; Harvard Law School, law degree, 1986.
QUOTE: "I like to think that one of the good things about me is that I know what I don't know and that I figure out how to learn it when I need to learn it."
Updated: Monday, 26 Jul 2010, 6:26 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 19 Jul 2010, 1:38 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan says she would weigh recusing herself from matters related to the new health care law on a case-by-case basis.
Kagan responded Monday to questions from Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans about her involvement as solicitor general in defending the law. The committee is to vote on her nomination Tuesday after the GOP pushed for a one-week delay.
Kagan was solicitor general while the health law was being passed and as states sued the federal government to challenge its constitutionality.
She told Republicans she had no involvement in developing the government's response to the lawsuit and never offered her views. She said she attended at least one meeting where the litigation was briefly mentioned.
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