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Elena Kagan, left, is congratulated by Chief Justice John Roberts, right, after becoming the Supreme Court's newest member Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. The Bible was held by Jeffrey Minear, center, counselor to the chief justice. Kagan, 50, who replaces retired Justice John Paul Stevens, becomes the fourth woman to sit on the high court and is the first Supreme Court justice in nearly four decades with no previous experience as a judge.
(Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)