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I'm Shepard Smith this is The Fox Report hits the bottom of the hour time for the top of the news.
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is expected to start meeting with the senators within the next couple of days in advance of our eventual confirmation hearing.
If senators do eventually confirm her the court will have three women justices for the first time.
It would also be the first time that no Protestants would sit on the court.
Instead there would be six judges justices who were Catholic and three including Kagan -- Jewish.
It's also worth noting that a -- Kagan would be replacing the -- justice judge John Paul Stevens who is nineteen years old.
Elena Kagan herself would be the youngest just fifty years old but she's gotten a lot done in those decades.
-- Kagan was born in 1960 here in New York City not too far from where Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor grew up.
So if -- makes the -- here there's some cross -- rivalry -- So we'll -- appreciation for diverse views may also come in handy is -- die hard.
Mets -- serving alongside her -- colleagues.
It's a beach yankees fan justice Sotomayor who -- really -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Growing up -- -- mom was a teacher.
Her -- a lawyer her Brothers would walk in mom's footsteps machine would follow her father's Kagan attended Hunter College High School in the city.
The New York Times reports one classmate remembers Kagan having a lofty ambition then to become a Supreme Court justice.
Kagan would get her bachelor's degree from Princeton for masters from Oxford and -- law school she got into both Yale and Harvard.
And at times reports her father a -- a lump was crushed when she went crimson.
After graduation she started her career with the -- ships including one for somebody -- -- and she's often referred to Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall.
You Klerk's national hero and I understand that he reciprocated by calling her shortage.
-- wonder whether that nickname had anything to do with her basketball game.
The times reports -- played in a pickup game with the other clerks -- the building's top floor boards the one they call the highest court in the land.
She -- drawn acclaim as a pragmatic problem solid and he during Higgins confirmation hearing for solicitor general and senator Jack Reed explain what happened in the years that followed.
JC chairman indicated she went on to teach war in the universe -- law school.
-- served in the Clinton administration.
Pitcher -- Harvard Law School in ninety day night.
And she became the law school's first woman dean.
And faced controversy for trying to bar military recruiters from campus because of opposition to the don't ask don't tell policy.
But supporters say she developed a good reputation as someone who can bring people together.
The Fox News contributor least we'll we'll Harvard alone.
This case -- even hosted poker parties in her home dad to bring together liberal and conservative professors.
Bringing together liberals and conservatives that's one thing at a poker table now all the remains to see whether she'll have similar success in the US senate well in other news today.
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