[Guest post by DRJ]
Today the Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court:
“Democrats praised the 55-year-old Sotomayor as a mainstream moderate. But most Republicans voted against her, saying she’d bring personal bias and a liberal agenda to the bench.
Senators took the rare step of assembling at their desks on the Senate floor for the historic occasion, rising from their seats to cast their votes.”
The vote was 68-31. Nine Republicans and two Independents voted to confirm Sotomayor, and Senator Edward Kennedy was absent.