Supreme Court: Collins to Support Kagan

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) “says she’ll vote to confirm Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court justice,” the AP reports.

The Maine lawmaker said in a statement Friday that Kagan has the intellect, experience, temperament and integrity to serve honorably on the high court.

Collins’ announcement makes her the third Republican to break with her party to back President Barack Obama’s nominee to succeed retired Justice John Paul Stevens.

Collins says she “doesn’t agree with some of Kagan’s positions, such as on gun rights, but believes she deserves to be confirmed based on her record, character and promises to stick to court precedents.”

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