Sotomayor Approved for Supreme Court by Senate Judiciary Committee


Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor has just been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to Above the Law on a vote of 13 to 6. Only one Republican on the Committee voted in favor of her nomination, Senator Lindsay Graham of South Carolina. The next step in the process is a vote by the full Senate, expected as early as next week.

Politico quotes Graham as saying:

“This is the first Latina woman in the history of the United States to
be selected for the Supreme Court. Now that is a big deal,” Graham
said. “I would not have chosen her, but I understand why President
Obama did. I gladly give her my vote because I think she meets the
qualifications test that was used in [Antonin] Scalia and [Ruth Bader]
Ginsburg.”


A Judiciary Committee roll call vote approves Judge Sonia Sotomayor for a confirmation vote in the Senate.

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