Elana Kagan is confirmed by Congress to serve on the Supreme Court.
Judge Sandra Day O’ Connor was the first woman to serve, and Elena Kagan will be the fourth in all of US history. This will be the first time that three of the nine Supremes are women.
It takes over thirty years to build the kind of career that qualifies a person for public service on this level. This is the generation that found opportunity to aspire and succeed. Progress makes history when individuals are the first to achieve, but progress starts with an open door for individuals just starting out.
A more just society today will bear fruit in the next generation.