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Senate Judiciary Committee to vote Tuesday on Elena Kagan

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee votes Tuesday on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.

Democrats hold a 12-7 edge in the committee and so the only question is the margin of the vote approving her nomination.

Democrats are united in backing Kagan and Republicans, so far, are unanimous in opposing her, though Sen. Lindsey Graham may vote for Kagan, just as he did for Sonia Sotomayor a year ago.

On the eve of the vote, Kagan told the panel that if confirmed, she would consider recusing herself from matters involving the massive health care overhaul on a case by case basis.

There's little doubt that the full Senate will confirm Kagan as the nation's 112th justice, though probably with fewer votes than Sotomayor got last year.

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