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  • The Wall Street Journal

Supreme Court Nominations Join Partisan Battleground

When senators vote on Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation in early August, they are likely to split roughly along party lines—a far cry from the 97-0 vote in favor of Justice Anthony Kennedy in 1988 or Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 96-3 tally in 1993.

Supreme Court confirmations are now part of the partisan battleground, with groups on both sides aggressively pressuring senators.

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