[New York, August 6. Image via Getty]
The Senate just voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court by a 68 to 31 vote. Nine Republicans voted for her; Senator Ted Kennedy was too ill to attend. Al Franken chaired the historic vote.
The Senate Judiciary Committee — including a previously critical Lindsey Graham — voted 13-6 in favor of Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court. She now needs just a full Senate vote (possibly next week) to take office. [Washington Independent]
Sonia Sotomayor, dickish Senators and questions about whether judges can be wise and/or Latina (keep in mind: Republicans confirmed Clarence Thomas) without disenfranchising whiny white men remain, so we're back in the comments, when we can bear it.
They could do this all week! And, sadly, they plan to. Join in on the live-blogging for the end of the first round of questions and the start of the second. We won't stop 'til they get enough.
Are you watching Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings? I am! And I'm liveblogging it in the comments after the jump. (At left, Sotomayor introduces her family.)