Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings begin Monday at 12:30 p.m.ET, and with it a week of special coverage from the PBS NewsHour, NPR and SCOTUSBlog. Read Kagan's opening statement. Judy Woodruff and the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle…

_pap_embed_custom('news01s3f54qe9c',482,304,""); President Obama has nominated U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan to become the 112th justice on the Supreme Court. During an East Room ceremony on Monday, President Obama described Kagan "as one of the nation's foremost legal minds," and called…

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