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  Kagan: Not Sure ‘I Would've Been President Obama's Nominee if I Weren't a Woman’
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Last EditedImperator  Oct 22, 2012 11:39am
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AuthorPatrick Burke
News DateMonday, October 22, 2012 05:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionJustice Elena Kagan said she was “not sure” if she would have received the nomination for Supreme Court Justice from President Obama if she was not a woman.

During a talk before law students on Friday at the University of Tennessee Law School, Kagan said, “And to tell you the truth, there were also things that I got because I was a woman. I mean I'm not sure I'd be sitting here.”

“I'm not sure that I would've been President Obama's nominee if I weren't a woman,” she said. “And if he wasn't as committed as he was to ensuring that there was diversity on the Supreme Court.”

“So, mostly what I think when I think about this question is how far we've come and how much I owe -- and all the women who have come after me owe-- to people like Justice Ginsburg and Justice O'Connor,” she said.
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