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For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact:
September 27, 2010 Kathleen Arberg (202) 479-3211

A formal investiture ceremony for Associate Justice Elena Kagan will take place at a special sitting of the Supreme Court in the Courtroom on Friday, October 1, at  2 p.m.  On August 7, Elena Kagan was sworn in as the 100th Associate Justice in a private ceremony at the Supreme Court so that she could begin to participate in the work of the Court immediately.

Press seating for the Court ceremony will be by reservation.  Requests for seating must be received by the Public Information Office no later than 3 p.m., Wednesday, September 29.


Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justice Kagan will be available for photographers at approximately 2:15 p.m., Friday, October 1, on the front plaza of the Supreme Court building, immediately following the investiture ceremony.

Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Kagan will walk down the front steps of the building and stand briefly at the base of the steps on the plaza.  They will not be available for questions.  Credentials issued by the Public Information Office are required for access to the plaza.  Cameras may be positioned on the plaza any time after 1 p.m. in the designated roped-off area.  All crews should be in place by 1:45 p.m.


To obtain credentials for the outside photo opportunity, please call the Public Information Office at the Supreme Court, 202-479-3211, by no later than 3 p.m., Wednesday, September 29. 



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