August 6, 2009
Sonia Sotomayor Confirmed Today
I'm sure you already know by now but Sonia Sotomayor won confirmation today - the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice. She'll be sworn in Saturday as the court's 111th justice, third woman and first nominee by a Democrat in 15 years. The Senate vote was 68-31 to confirm Sotomayor.
Good luck to her. When Harry Blackmun was sworn in, some clerk walked into his office with boxes of files and told him there were 9 cases pending where the vote was split 4-4 and he needed to rule on each one so they could get them out. Great way to start.
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