June 28, 2010 - Kagan's Senate confirmation hearings begin.
July 20, 2010 - The Senate Judiciary Committee votes 13-6 to send her nomination to the full Senate for consideration.
August 5, 2010 - The Senate confirms Kagan as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
August 7, 2010 - Kagan is sworn in as the 112th Supreme Court Justice.
January 23, 2012 - The Supreme Court denies a request from Freedom Watch, a political advocacy group, to argue that Kagan should recuse herself from the upcoming appeals over the constitutionality of health care reform. Kagan served as the Obama administration's top government lawyer handling appeals to the Supreme Court when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed.