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Kagan Sworn In as 112th|Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON (CN) - Former Solicitor General Elena Kagan was sworn in as the 112th Supreme Court justice Friday at a public ceremony at the court. Kagan replaced Justice John Paul Stevens, who attended the ceremony.

President Obama and the sitting Supreme Court justices were also in attendance, along with former Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and David Souter.

Chief Justice John Roberts led Kagan in taking the judicial oath, in which she promised to "administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich."

After the ceremony, the chief justice walked Kagan down the front steps of the Supreme Court.

It is Obama's second nominee to the high court, after Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

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