„I love Justice Marshall. He did an enormous amount for me. But if you confirm me to this position, you will get Justice Kagan. You won't get Justice Marshall, and that's an important thing.“
— Elena Kagan
Senate Confirmation Hearing, reported in David Espo, " Analysis: Republicans resurrect Marshall as target http://web.archive.org/web/20100702142210/http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h6FlOApxiNud4gJ6OmuRTVhjHV9wD9GL2SJO1", Associated Press (29 June 2010).