Sotomayor’s nomination approved by Senate Judiciary Committee

Sotomayor’s confirmation will be heading to the full Senate for a floor vote.

The Senate Judiciary Committee just approved the nomination by a vote of 13 – 6. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was the only Republican voting yes. But, that makes this a bipartisan vote and we know bipartisanship is the most important thing ever...

Sotomayor will be confirmed and become the next Supreme Court Justice next week before the Senate recesses.


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