Elena Kagan was the first woman solicitor general - the government's top lawyer at the Supreme Court. Former solicitors general have written a letter endorsing the Supreme Court nominee.
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has won the endorsement of the eight men who preceded her as solicitor general of the United States.
Former solicitors general for the past 25 years - serving Presidents Reagan through George W. Bush - said Ms. Kagan had "honored the finest traditions" of that office during her past year of service as the government's top lawyer at the Supreme Court.
The endorsement was made in a letter sent Tuesday to the Senate Judiciary Committee in …