06 August 2009

Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed today by a Senate vote of 61-38. Eight Republicans joined 59 Democrats in a "yes" vote, with Sen. Ted Kennedy (Democrat-MA) missing the roll call due to illness.

NBC News reports that she'll be sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts on Saturday. (Let's hope he doesn't try to wing it this time.)

Congratulations Associate Justice Sotomayor!