The Senate on Thursday approved Biden nominee Elizabeth Prelogar to serve as Solicitor General.
After the 53-36 vote, the appellate attorney is now the second woman to permanently hold the position as the federal government’s top attorney at the Supreme Court. Justice Elena Kagan — whom Ms. Prelogar clerked for — was the first woman to hold the position, from 2009 to 2010, in the Obama administration.
A Harvard Law School graduate, Ms. Prelogar also clerked for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and then-attorney Merrick Garland, who is now the U.S. attorney general.
She served as an assistant to the solicitor general from 2014 to 2019 and was tapped to assist then-special Counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
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