Elena Kagan (assumed office 7 August 2010)
|Barack Obama announces Elena Kagan's nomination|
to the Supreme Court
Nominated to the Supreme Court on 10 May 2010 by President Barack Obama, Elena Kagan became the fourth woman to serve on the court since it first assembled on 1 February 1790. (As of August 2010, there have been 112 justices.)
Kagan was sworn into office on 7 August 2010.
|A 2009 image of Sandra Day O'Connor, |
the first woman justice of the Supreme Court,
and Elena Kagan, then U.S. Solicitor General