The Senate confirmed Elena Kagan to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, giving President Barack Obama his second high-court justice of his term, but leaving unchanged the court's current ideological makeup.

Kagan, a former Harvard Law dean who lacks judicial experience, could serve a significant term on the court as she is 50 years old, the New York Times reported.

"We are left with the same core concern, that Ms. Kagan would ally herself not with the Constitutional liberties of all Americans but with a big-government agenda and the president who nominated her," said Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the senior Republican on the Judiciary Committee, in the Times article.

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