The Senate Judiciary Committee will suspend Solicitor General Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday while the late-Sen. Robert Byrd lies in state at the Capitol.
Hearing will resume at 4 p.m. on Thursday. Depending on what happened in the hearing today, Kagan may or may not continue to testify tomorrow. But if it goes as scheduled, outside witnesses will speak before the committee then.
Committee staffers advise CBS News that Kagan's hearing and subsequent votes could go as late as 11pm Thursday.
The late Democratic senator from West Virginia died Monday at age 92.
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