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NEW Elena Kagan sworn in at Supreme Court

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(7 Aug 2010) SHOTLIST
1. Wide of US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Elena Kagan walking in to swearing in ceremony UPSOUND (English): Roberts: “Welcome to the Supreme Court for the swearing in of Elena Kagan as our new Associate Justice.”
2. Cutaway of audience
3. Roberts performs swearing-in of Kagan UPSOUND (English):
Roberts: “Are you prepared to take the oath?”
Kagan: “I am, Mr Chief Justice.”
Roberts: “Please raise your right hand and repeat after me. I, Elena Kagan, do solemnly swear.”
Kagan: “I, Elena Kagan, do solemnly swear.”
Roberts: “That I will administer justice without respect to persons.”
Kagan: “That I will administer justice without respect to persons.”
Roberts: “And do equal right to the poor and to the rich.”
Kagan: “And do equal right to the poor and to the rich.”
Roberts: “And that I will faithfully and impartially.”
Kagan: “And that I will faithfully and impartially.”
Roberts: “Discharge and perform.”
Kagan: “Discharge and perform.”
Roberts: “All the duties incumbent upon me.”
Kagan: “All the duties incumbent upon me.”
Roberts: “As Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.”
Kagan: “As Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.”
Roberts: “Under the constitution and laws of the United States.”
Kagan: “Under the constitution and laws of the United States.”
Roberts: “So help me God.”
Kagan: “So help me God.”
Roberts: “Congratulations. (Applause)”
4. Various of Kagan smiling and audience applauding
STORYLINE:
Elena Kagan became only the fourth woman to be appointed as a judge to the US Supreme Court on Saturday, as she was sworn in as the 112th Justice at a ceremony in Washington DC.
Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath to Kagan in a ceremony at the court.
Joined by family and friends, Kagan pledged in the oath to faithfully and impartially uphold the law.
Afterward, she smiled broadly as onlookers stood and applauded.
The former Harvard Law School dean was most recently solicitor general.
President Barack Obama chose her to succeed retired Justice John Paul Stevens.
Republicans have criticised her as a political liberal, but the Senate confirmed her appointment with a vote of 63-to-37.
Kagan won’t be formally installed as a justice until October 1 in a ceremony at the start of the court’s new term.
However she will be able to begin assuming her duties as a justice, which include reviewing cases and emergency appeals filed to the Supreme Court.
Kagan, 50, joins female Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor on the nine-member court.
The first woman in the court’s history, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, retired in 2005.

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