The Supreme Court appeared closely divided along ideological lines during tense arguments over President Barack Obama's healthcare law on Tuesday, with conservative justices vigorously questioning the Obama administration's lawyer on whether Congress had the power to require people to buy medical insurance.
The U.S. Senate is expected to approve Elana Kagan to serve on the Supreme Court.
Kagan wins approval in a nearly party-line vote, with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina joining the majority Democrats. She is expected to gain full Senate confirmation in August.
Rabbi David Saperstein runs through a shopping list of superlatives on Elena Kagan -- "self-evidently brilliant" and "steady, strategic and tactical" -- before acknowledging that he doesn't have much of a handle on what President Obama's choice to fill a U.S. Supreme Court seat actually believes.