Thursday, August 6, 2009

Breaking News: Sotomayor CONFIRMED!!!

Breaking News: U.S. Senate Confirms Sotomayor
The U.S. Senate voted 68-31 Thursday to confirm federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the first Hispanic on the the U.S. Supreme Court. Sotomayor was praised as a fair and impartial jurist with a sharp judicial mind.

All Democrats voted for her, and nine Republicans for her including: Republicans Kit Bond of Missouri and Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, both of Maine; Richard Lugar of Indiana, Mel Martinez of Florida, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. Two Independent Senators voted for her: Senator Joe Lieberman from Connecticut, and Bernie Sanders from Vermont.

A CNN poll released Thursday indicated a majority of Americans supported Sotomayor's nomination.
Sotomayor will be sworn in as the 111th justice of the Supreme Court on Saturday, with Chief Justice John Roberts administering two oaths of office. This ceremony will be the first one open to television cameras in the court's history.


Vicente Duque said...

No Democrat voted against her, and nine Republicans for her. Two Independent Senators voted for Sonia : Senator Joe Lieberman from Connecticut, and Bernie Sanders from Vermont.

Congratulation to all Women !

Congratulations to all Minorities !!

The support of Blacks and Jews for Sonia Sotomayor in Polls was higher than that of Latinos. Probably because they were better informed ...

Congratulations to Nice White People that are a Majority, like Frank Rich of the New York Times said one year ago.

Congratulations to many nice and wonderful people in her career.

Vicente Duque

The Arizonian said...

Told you so...... Late July to early August....

pcorn54 said...

They made a good choice!

ultima said...

I think she will be a good Justice and deserved to be confirmed but disclosing her remarks outside the courtroom was also an important part of the confirmation process. It would interesting to see what the questions and the vote would have been if the nominee has been Republican with the same legal credentials and the same record of remarks outside the courtroom.

Dee said...

I agree. She will make an excellent SCJOTUS.

Republicans won't get a chance to nominate a Justice if they don't change their evil ways!

Regardless, Alito did make similar remarks, but after his wife left the room crying, no one dared say a word like " got some splainin to do" as they did to Sotomayor. Nevertheless, Sotomayor stood strong and was very refined and dignified throughout the hearings.

I am glad she has been confirmed.

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