Senate Confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court

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The Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court on Thursday by a vote of 68-31. President Barack Obama’s first high court nominee, she becomes the 111th justice and just the third woman to serve, according to the AP.

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow discusses what her impact on the court might be.

So much for Jeff Sessions’ 15-minutes of fame. He couldn’t find the dirt to derail her, but by voting against her anyway, he costs the
GOP even more Hispanic votes and further dooms his party to the dustbin of history with only the solid support of white males in the Deep South.

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