Kagan set to break silence as hearings commence

FindLaw (AP): “Elena Kagan, a trailblazer for women and the law, is hitting a new path that could be strewn with a few rough patches: the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings. Kagan’s chances are bright as she heads into a marathon week of high-pressure vetting before the Judiciary panel, pressing to portray herself as a mainstream, impartial addition to the court. She’s set to break weeks of public silence in sworn testimony before the panel reviewing her nomination.”