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Associate Justice Elena Kagan Swearing-in Ceremony




Elena Kagan was sworn in as the 100th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on Saturday, August 7, 2010. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., first administered the Constitutional Oath in the Justices’ Conference Room attended by members of the Kagan family and several Justices. The Chief Justice then administered the Judicial Oath in the West Conference Room before a small gathering of Elena Kagan’s family and friends. A formal investiture ceremony will take place in the Courtroom on Friday, October 1, 2010, at 2 p.m. at a special sitting of the Court.

Constitutional Oath
Constitutional Oath
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., administers the Constitutional Oath to Elena Kagan in the Justices' Conference Room on Saturday, August 7, 2010. Jeffrey P. Minear, Counselor to the Chief Justice, holds the Bible. Witnesses included Marc and Irving Kagan (brothers) and Justices John Paul Stevens, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor (not pictured).
Credit: Steve Petteway, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.


Judicial Oath
Judicial Oath
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., administers the Judicial Oath to Elena Kagan in the West Conference Room of the Supreme Court Building on Saturday, August 7, 2010. Jeffrey P. Minear, Counselor to the Chief Justice, holds the Bible.
Credit: Franz Jantzen, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.


Signing Oaths
Signing the Oaths of Office
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., looks on as Associate Justice Elena Kagan signs the Oaths of Office in the Justices' Conference Room at the Supreme Court Building.
Credit: Steve Petteway, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.


Chief Justice Roberts & Elena Kagan
Chief Justice Roberts & Associate Justice Kagan
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., & Associate Justice Elena Kagan pose together in the Justices’ Conference Room at the Supreme Court Building after Justice Kagan signed her Oaths of Office on Saturday, August 7, 2010.
Credit: Steve Petteway, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.


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