Just got an email from NPR confirming the confirmation
(my son is watching Murray and Ovejita on SS, so I can’t watch the TV coverage)
Judge Sonia Sotomayor took another step in her historic journey to the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday after a Senate panel voted to send her nomination to the full Senate for confirmation.
Just one Republican, South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham, joined Democrats in the 13-6 vote for President Obama’s first high court nominee. The panel’s chairman, Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy, called Sotomayor a restrained, fair and impartial judge who has not favored any one group of people over another. But the top Republican, Alabama’s Jeff Sessions, said her speeches and some rulings revealed beliefs that conflict with the idea of blind justice and fidelity to the law.
With Democrats in firm control of the committee and commanding a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, Sotomayor, a 55-year-old Bronx native, is expected to be confirmed before Congress breaks for summer on Aug. 7.