Senate Approves Sotomayor for Supreme Court

By a vote of 68 to 31, the Senate has confirmed Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.

Marcia Greenberger, President of the National Women’s Law Center, said in a statement, "Today’s Senate vote marks a defining moment in the
history of our nation’s highest court. The confirmation of the first
Latina and woman of color, and only the third woman, to sit on the
Supreme Court means the bench will now better reflect the rich
diversity of our country."

The New York Times reports of the vote:

Judge Sotomayor’s confirmation was never in much doubt, given Democrats’ numerical
advantage in the Senate. But the final vote — 68 to 31 — represented a
partisan divide. No Democrat voted against her, while all but 9 of the
chamber’s 40 Republicans did so. Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Democrat of
Massachusetts, is ailing and did not vote.

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