Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sotomayor confirmed to the Supreme Court

All the nastiness and drama from the Republicans will be remembered.

The Democratic-led Senate has voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor, who is now poised to be sworn in as the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice. According to NBC News, that event is scheduled for Saturday — Chief Justice John Roberts will administer both the constitutional and judicial oaths.

The vote was 68-31 for Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's first high court nominee. She becomes the 111th justice and just the third woman to serve.

Speaking after the vote, Obama said he is "pleased and deeply gratified" with the Senate's action.

Said the president: "With this historic vote, the Senate has affirmed that Justice Sotomayor has the intellect, the temperament, the history, the integrity and the independence of mind to ably serve on our nation's highest court." read more here....

Chief Justice Roberts will swear her in on Saturday.

Done, done and done.

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