As expected, the Senate Judiciary Committee has voted mostly along party lines to give a favorable recommendation to the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court. Her name will now be sent to the full Senate, where she will be confirmed next week.
The vote was 13 – 6, with Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) joining the 12 Democratic Senators in voting yes.
Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) voted no, marking the first time either had opposed a nominee for the Supreme Court.
Congratulations, soon-to-be Associate Justice Sotomayor.