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  Ben Nelson first Democrat to delare 'no' on Kagan
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News DateSaturday, July 31, 2010 12:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionSen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) announced his opposition Friday to the Supreme Court nomination of Elena Kagan, becoming the first Democrat to declare a 'no' vote on President Obama's second nominee to the highest court in the nation.

Without specifying his objections, Nelson issued a statement late Friday afternoon saying that constituents in his conservative-leaning state do not support Kagan's confirmation. "I have heard concerns from Nebraskans regarding Ms. Kagan, and her lack of a judicial record makes it difficult for me to discount the concerns raised by Nebraskans, or to reach a level of comfort that these concerns are unfounded. Therefore, I will not vote to confirm Ms. Kagan's nomination," Nelson said.
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