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Al Franken to meet Tuesday with Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan

WASHINGTON — Sen. Al Franken will meet one-on-one with Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. EDT, Franken officials have confirmed.

Franken is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the panel that will consider Kagan’s nomination. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, also a Judiciary member, met with Kagan on Thursday.

He has been complimentary of Kagan’s nomination thus far and is widely expected to ultimately vote for her.

Franken told me before the nomination that he was looking for retiring Justice John Paul Stevens’ replacement to be like “Justice Stevens… but younger.”

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