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Senate Confirms Sotomayor to Supreme Court

Thursday, August 6th, 2009
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This afternoon, the Senate voted 68-31 to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Sotomayor, a native of the Bronx, becomes the first Hispanic and the third woman to serve on the high court. “This is a wonderful day for Judge Sotomayor and her family, but I also think it’s a wonderful day for America,” said President Obama at the White House.

For more news and analysis of Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination and confirmation, please visit Supreme Court Watch at The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer for in-depth coverage.