by Amy Matsui, Senior Counsel,
National Women's Law Center
In remarks on Thursday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that she had advised Elena Kagan "that the two qualities at the confirmation that would suit her well would be her 'patience' and 'sense of humor,' and [Justice] Ginsburg said she succeeded at both."
Justice Ginsburg noted that she had met Elena Kagan when Kagan was clerking for then-Judge Abner Mikva, and got to know her better when Kagan served as then-Senator Biden's special counsel during Justice Ginsburg's confirmation hearings. "I am so glad that Elena is joining us," Justice Ginsburg said. We look forward to Elena Kagan’s speedy confirmation so she can do just that.