The Senate Judiciary Committee has begun questioning Elena Kagan, President Obama's pick to fill Justice John Paul Stevens' lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court. But these senators have lives apart from the podium and their constituents back home. We've assembled a guide to the politics and the personalities on this powerful committee, which will decide whether to send Kagan's nomination to the full U.S. Senate.
Graphic by Travis Daub. Photos: Getty Images, Center for American Progress, White House
Correction: This graphic originally identified Senator Dick Durbin as a Republican.