Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Senate Judiciary Committee Votes In Favor of Sotomayor Confirmation

Not too surprisingly, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted earlier today to support the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. The vote was primarily along party lines as Lindsey Graham was the only Republican to join the 12 Democrats in voting yes. What is somewhat interesting about this result is that Graham is usually a Republican hack, but was willing to reach across party lines on this issue. Chuck Grassley and Orrin Hatch, however, are two more moderate Republicans and they both actually against a Supreme Court Nominee for the first time in their respective careers.

The vote is now heading to the full Senate where a very similar result is expected to happen next week. As most pundits admit; it's not whether or not she'll be confirmed, it's how many votes she'll receive on her way to replacing David Souter as an Associate Justice.

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