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Washington, D.C. —  Senator John Thune today issued the following statement on President Obama’s announcement of Solicitor General Elena Kagan as his nominee to the Supreme Court:

“A lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court is a serious matter, and Ms. Kagan and the American people deserve a fair hearing and a thorough examination of her background and legal record. Our Constitution and laws must be what guide the decisions of our Supreme Court justices, not political inclinations or personal feelings. While I opposed Ms. Kagan’s previous nomination to be Solicitor General, I look forward to carefully reviewing her qualifications and record from throughout her career. I am particularly interested to see if she would be a judge who is committed to applying the law as it is written, as opposed to legislating from the bench. Given that Ms. Kagan does not have a judicial record, it will be especially important for Senators to inquire as to her views on the Constitution and the role of the Court.”