Sotomayor confirmed for Supreme Court by Senate

 In Maritime Law

Yesterday, the Senate confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor to become our Nation’s first Hispanic  U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The Senate vote was approved, 68-31, primarily with Democrats and some Republicans voting in favor of the confirmation. Judge Sotomayor will be sworn in on Saturday.

President Obama delighted about the Senate Confirmation stated the following:

They’re ideals she’s fought for throughout her career, and the ideals the Senate has upheld today in breaking yet another barrier and moving us yet another step closer to a more perfect union,”.

 Judge Sotomayor will replace Justice David Souter who retired in June 2009, after serving on the Court since 1990.

The appointment and Senate confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor is a tremendous step of progress in our Nation’s history.

We congratulate Judge Sotomayor on becoming the nation’s 111th Supreme Court Justice.

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