Supreme Court Justice Kagan won’t discuss Kavanaugh

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan won’t talk about Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process but she’s sure about one thing: The nation’s highest court hates deadlocks.

Kagan told law students at the University of California, Los Angeles on Thursday that the justices worked “super hard” to find consensus after Antonin Scalia’s death in 2016 left the panel with only eight judges.

Kagan says nobody wanted to look “as if the court couldn’t do its job.”

But she declined to discuss the ongoing confirmation process for Kavanaugh.

Kagan spoke as Kavanaugh and the woman who says he sexually assaulted her decades ago were questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The panel is expected to vote Friday on whether to recommend Kavanaugh’s confirmation. His appointment would give the high court a conservative majority.

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