The Senate voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor as the new Supreme Court justice on Thursday.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – In a historical vote, the Senate voted 68-31 to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court on Thursday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Sotomayor, now the first Hispanic woman in the nation to be appointed to the Supreme Court, is set to be sworn in on Saturday.
Sotomayor was nominated for appointment to the High Court by President Barack Obama, as a replacement for Justice David Souter, who is set to retire. As noted by the AP, Republicans opposed her being considered for the position alleging she would use personal bias in decision-making due to certain remarks she has made in the past.
Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois is quoted in the report as stating of the confirmation, “Those who oppose her for fear of her unique life experience do no justice to her or our nation. Their names will be listed in our nation’s annals of elected officials one step behind America’s historic march forward.”
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