Sotomayor Appointment Passes Senate Judiciary Committee

Only one Republican on the Judiciary Committee could bring himself to vote for President Obama's Supreme Court nominee.

By a 13-6 margin, the Senate Judiciary Committee just voted in favor of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court. This wide margin in Sotomayor’s favor closely resembles the Committee’s 13-5 vote in favor of Chief Justice John Roberts, and exceeds the party-line 10-8 vote supporting Justice Samuel Alito. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joined the Committee’s Democratic members in supporting the nominee. The full Senate is expected to vote on Sotomayor next week.