June 8th, 2009
09:34 PM ET
5 years ago

Senator signs Sotomayor's cast

 Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, signed the nominee's cast during her meeting with Sotomayor.
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, signed the nominee's cast during her meeting with Sotomayor.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - It's one down, 99 more to go for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.

That's not votes in favor of her nomination. Rather, that's senatorial signatures on the fresh cast she received Monday after breaking her ankle. The judge was traveling from New York City back to Capitol Hill to resume meeting with members of the Senate in advance of her confirmation hearings.

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, tells CNN that she signed the hobbling nominee's cast during her meeting with Sotomayor Monday afternoon.

Asked by CNN if she placed her "John Hancock" on the cast, Landrieu replied that she'd placed her "Jane Hancock" on Sotomayor's injured leg.

If confirmed by the Senate, Sotomayor would become the third woman to serve on the nation's highest court and the Supreme Court's first Hispanic justice.

Earlier: Sotomayor breaks ankle on her way back to Capitol Hill


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  1. phoenix86

    Figures. No probing questions from any dems on this lady.

    June 8, 2009 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  2. Jeremy

    Hahah @ everyone in the Supreme Court stopping the Chrysler article blaming Roberts. It was Justice Ginsburg signing the order to put a temporary stay on the decision by the Bankruptcy Court, nothing more...and it was her own volition. She had yet to officially refer it to the rest of the Court.

    Just goes to show you how intelligent the liberal CNN commenters are on CNN. Blame without reading the actual order by the Court and not even know what the order means. It just means they need more time to consider accepting an appeal or not, simple as that.

    June 8, 2009 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |