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Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) (R) meets with U.S. Solicitor General and Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan in his personal office in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the former Harvard Law School dean would be the first justice to join the high court without prior judicial experience since William Rehnquist in 1972. Kagan was selected by President Barack Obama to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.