The Supreme Court will now have three women justices.

The Senate just confirmed Elena Kagan to be the next Supreme Court justice in a vote of 63-37. She will be the 112th justice and the fourth woman in history to serve on the court. The AP reports:

Five Republicans joined all but one Democrat and the Senate’s two independents to support Kagan. In a rarely practiced ritual reserved for the most historic votes, senators sat at their desks and stood to cast their votes with “ayes” and “nays.”


Roll call here.

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