Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Senate Judiciary Committee Endorses Sotomayor

The Senate Judiciary Committee today voted 13 to 6 to endorse President Obama's nomination of Judge Sotomayor to serve on the Supreme Court.  The Committee web-site is here; the NYT reports here.

All Committee Democrats and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) voted in favor.  The Committee's six other Republicans voted against.

There were no surprises in the members' statements on the vote; they closely tracked the statements and arguments we've seen throughout the process.  Those favoring Judge Sotomayor's nomination cited her restraint and impartiality; Republicans opposing her cited her judicial activism and support for liberal and pro-government positions. 



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