Republicans attempting to delay Kagan vote

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WASHINGTON — The gun lobby is advertising against Elena Kagan and Republican opponents are laying out their case against her, but President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee appears just weeks away from Senate confirmation.

Judiciary Committee Republicans are expected Tuesday to request a one-week delay before a panel vote to send Kagan’s nomination to the full Senate. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the Judiciary chairman, has said he would grant such a request.

That would push a committee vote to next week, leaving Kagan on track to win Senate confirmation before the Senate leaves in early August for a month long break – and in time to take her seat when the court begins a new term this fall, as Obama has asked

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