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GOP Says They Need New Kagan Documents by Friday

The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee says senators need access to more than 100,000 pages of documents from Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's past by week's end.

Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama said Wednesday it's important senators have a chance to begin reading all documents from Kagan's service in the Clinton White House by Friday. That's just over two weeks before his panel's confirmation hearings begin.

Sessions said it's his understanding all the files will be available by then.

The William J. Clinton Presidential Library has released 46,500 pages from Kagan's stint as a policy aide. Roughly 110,000 additional pages, including material from her time as a White House counsel, haven't been made public.

Another release is expected Friday.

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