The Senate was on pace today to confirm Solicitor General Elena Kagan, handing the White House a win on a Supreme Court nomination that never generated much controversy. Senate Majority Leader Reid said the vote will be at 3:30 p.m. At least five Republicans announced plans to vote for her confirmation, while Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., was poised to deny Kagan unanimous Democratic support with a "no" vote. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., who had been considered a possible "yes" vote, said today he would oppose Kagan's confirmation. Kagan will replace retired Justice John Paul Stevens.
This article appears in the August 7, 2010, edition of National Journal Daily PM Update.