Senate Sets Thursday Vote On Sotomayor

The Senate has agreed to vote Thursday on confirming Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.

The historic vote on President Barack Obama's first high court
nominee will take place in midafternoon. The Senate will have debated her nomination to replace Justice David Souter for about two days.

Nearly three-quarters of the Senate's Republicans have said they'll vote against Sotomayor, including all but one of the party's leaders.

But with no Democrats publicly opposing her, she has more than enough support to be easily confirmed.

The 55-year-old Sotomayor will become the third female justice
on the court.


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  • by Code 10-17 on Aug 6, 2009 at 10:19 AM
    Way she treated them firemen shows she's racist not buy the book. Look how many things been overturned. Waste of tax payers money and courts time.
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Aug 6, 2009 at 08:33 AM
    Hmm, her comment was discouraging, but it can be argued along the same lines as Alito's famous line "I have to think about people in my own family who suffer discrimination because of their ethnic background or because of religion or because of gender.". tit for tat....
  • by Buzz Location: MillCreek on Aug 6, 2009 at 07:01 AM
    I dont think there is anyone that wont admit she has the qualifications for the job, it's just that most of us know she's gonna bring her political activism to the bench with her. She's entitled to her personal beliefs and values, however from the bench, she must follow the laws, and not her feelings. After all she has said that a Puerto Rican woman could make better decisions than a white man could, I'm sorry but that is a dumb thing to say. Buzz-
  • by Alex Location: Vanceboro on Aug 6, 2009 at 06:51 AM
    If the remarks she made were made by chief justice roberts, the man wouldnt have been confirmed, just shows how racist the democrat party really is. really pathetic
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Aug 6, 2009 at 02:55 AM
    Best qualified candidate in years. Has experience in the criminal court system which no other currently sitting justice has. Listened and watched much of the hearings. She is EXTREMELY bright and has a judicial record that is so unblemished that the Republicans have had to center on a couple of comments. The only thing they could dig up over the last 17 years. The Republicans shot themselves in the foot again on this one. She should have worn an old white man's halloween mask to the hearings LOL. They'd have loved her then.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 5, 2009 at 09:26 PM
    dumb liberal...the republicans did not get the mexican vote this past election so why would their opposition scare them into not getting it for the next?
  • by TO: to much like right! on Aug 5, 2009 at 09:12 PM
    Go back to california or whatever liberal crazy state you came from! **note this is not from MrT**
  • by To much like Right! Location: NC on Aug 5, 2009 at 06:55 PM
    To Mr.T: You J*rk! I bet you are part of the racist Republican party. If worse case scenario plays out, and she's not confirmed. You can forgot Republicans getting a vote from the latino/hispanic population.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 5, 2009 at 06:53 PM
    I hope shes rejected too...can we change the pic of her? I hate that stupid smile she has...
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Aug 5, 2009 at 06:16 PM
    I hope she is rejected, but I don't think she will be.
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