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Kagan Recuses Herself From Some Solicitor General Duties

Solicitor General Elena Kagan on Monday recused herself from duties that involve interactions with the Supreme Court as her nomination for associate justice pends.

“In light of my nomination to serve as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Principal Deputy Solicitor General, Neal Kumar Katyal, will serve as Acting Solicitor General in all filings after the date of my nomination involving the United States Government,” Kagan wrote in a letter to Supreme Court clerk William Suter.

A White House aide said Kagan is still responsible for leadership of the Office of the Solicitor General.

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