Tuesday, July 28, 2009


The first Hispanic on the Supreme Court narrative is only true if you discount Benjamin Cardoza who was of Portuguese descent.

Congratulations (soon to be) Associate Justice Sotomayor!

BREAKING: Senate Judiciary Votes, 13-6, For Sotomayor

Along largely partisan lines, the Senate Judiciary Cmte backed SCOTUS appointee Sonia Sotomayor, Pres. Obama's first high court pick, this morning by a 13-6 vote.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was the only Republican to support Sotomayor. The Senate cmte's Dems voted unanimously for the Bronx native.

The full Senate will vote next, but with the Dems' 60-vote majority, Sotomayor's confirmation is all but a done deal. She will be the first individual of Hispanic heritage to sit on the SCOTUS.