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Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan gestures while making her opening statement on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 28, 2010, during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday June 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Republican senators question Kagan's record on military

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WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans and Solicitor General Elena Kagan are facing off over whether her objection to the military's ban on openly gay soldiers and her decision to restrict recruiters at Harvard Law School disqualify her from serving on the Supreme Court.

Just minutes into Kagan's confirmation hearing Monday, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions charged she had "kicked the military out of the recruiting office" at Harvard, "in violation of federal law."

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