Supreme Court

Kagan Hearings to Begin June 28

Mark your calendars: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy said on Tuesday that Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings will begin June 28, 49 days after President Obama named her as his nominee. Republicans had hoped to hold off on the hearings until after the July 4 recess. “I’m disappointed that the chairman set a date so soon,” said Texas Senator John Cornyn. “We have just started receiving documents regarding Solicitor General Kagan’s nomination, and we have been promised tens of thousands more.”