Thursday, August 6, 2009
The votes are in. Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the Second Circuit has been confirmed as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. The Senate voted 68-31 in favor of her confirmation. (Senator Kennedy did not participate in the vote.) She will be sworn in on Saturday, August 8, at 11:00 a.m. Upon hearing the news of the vote, President Obama remarked:
What impact will the Sotomayor selection on the President's future nominees? Senator Leahy stated,
Congratulations to Judge Sotomayor. We'll have more as the story develops.