BREAKING: Judge Sotomayor Approved By Senate Judiciary Committee

HuffPo has it:

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday voted to approve Sonia Sotomayor as the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice over nearly solid Republican opposition, paving the way for a historic confirmation vote.

The panel voted 13-6 in favor of Sotomayor, with just one Republican, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, joining Democrats to support her. The nearly party-line tally masked deeper political divisions within GOP ranks about confirming President Barack Obama’s first high court nominee.

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Next, Judge Sotomayor’s nomination will be referred to the full Senate, where she is expected to easily win confirmation despite the GOP’s attempts at obstructionism.

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