Despite their contrasting politics, Kagan and Estrada are friends. They met as students at Harvard Law, where they sat next to each other in every class during their first year. In response to questions from Republican Senator Lindsey Graham this afternoon about her relationship with Estrada, Kagan quipped that her friend took “extraordinary notes” during class, which was helpful if she missed anything.
In May, Estrada wrote a letter to senators in support of Kagan’s confirmation. Graham read from it and then asked Kagan if she felt the same way about Estrada. Her response was enthusiastic: “He’s qualified to sit as an appellate judge,” she said. “He’s qualified to sit as a Supreme Court justice.”
Graham declared that Kagan’s “stock just went way up with me.”
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