Sotomayor Confirmed by Senate 68-31

6 08 2009

History was made today as with U.S. Senate confirming Sonia Sotomayor to replace retiring Justice David Souter as the next Associate Justice of the United States. In addition to Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Gingsburg she will be the third New Yorker serve on the Court. She will also be the first Latino/a and third woman to ever confirmed to the Supreme Court bench.

The final vote tally can be found here.

From Bronxdale projects to the highest court in the land. Only in America.

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