Kagan would be fourth justice to hail from New York City

05/12/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

If confirmed to the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan would be the fourth justice who grew up in New York City. It would be the first time the high court had four justices from any one city, according to William Treanor, the dean of Fordham Law School. Antonin Scalia was raised in Queens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg grew up in Brooklyn, and Sonia Sotomayor is from the Bronx. "They adopted in their identities the whole New York sensibility," said Joan Biskupic, author of a biography of Scalia.

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