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Meet Elena Kagan

Video of Elena Kagan in her own words on the day she was announced as a Supreme Court nominee.

Yesterday you heard the President speak at length about Solicitor General Elena Kagan's brilliant career, her deep understanding of how the law affects real lives, and the family that instilled values of education and service in her from childhood.  We also posted an extensive list of commentary from the media, Congress, and legal experts praising her experience and reputation for building consensus.

Today we wanted to share a look at Kagan in her own words.  We had a chance to speak with her during the hectic day yesterday, here's what she had to say: