Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor confirmed as Supreme Court Justice

Judge Sonia Sotomayor is set to become the nation's first person of Hispanic descent to sit as a Supreme Court justice when she takes the oath on Aug. 8, 2009.

Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's first pick for the nation's highest court, will be only the third woman to serve as a Supreme Court justice.

The "Wise Latina" was confirmed today by the Senate in a 68-31 vote. Nine of the Senate's 40 Republicans voted for Sotomayor.

For Latinos, Confirmation Is an Emotional Moment

Washington Post - ‎21 minutes ago‎
By NC Aizenman At a "vote watch" party held by Latino activists at a hotel bar a few blocks from the Capitol, news of the final Senate tally clinching Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the Supreme Court set off whoops and cheers, followed by sustained ...

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