U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kagan delivers her opening statement during the first day of her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings in Washington

 
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kagan delivers her opening statement during the first day of her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings in Washington
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan delivers her opening statement during the first day of her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings in Washington June 28, 2010. Kagan faced tough criticism from Republicans at the opening of her Senate confirmation hearing on Monday, but President Barack Obama's pick is expected to win bipartisan approval for the lifetime job. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)