WASHINGTON (CNN) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court.
Sotomayor was confirmed in 68-31 vote. Nine Republicans joined a unanimous Democratic caucus in supporting her nomination.
The 55-year-old federal appeals court judge will be the 111th person to sit on the high court, and the third woman justice.
So one left winger (Soto) replaces another left winger (Souter). You libs didn't gain a thing. Still 5-4 for the "rule of law." And Stevens is next! No gain there either.
It's unfortunate that this bad judge was confirmed but there is a silver lining. She will most likely vote to overturn Roe vs Wade. Her Latino Christian beliefs are strong. Neither Latinos or Christians believe in or support Abortion.
That is a good thing, I know she will be a great justice. Wise Latino Lady, I like that! Congrats Lady
"We need to target the nine RINOs who voted for Sotomayor. Whatever it takes to defeat them if they run for re-election needs to be done, even at the risk of replacing them with Democrats."
I'm sure the Democrats would be happy to oblige.
"With a little luck, those nine Republicans will be cast into retirement the next time they run for reelection, Our party doesn't need those scumbags."
When you read comments like this from Republicans talking about people in their own party, it puts their venom towards Obama in a different perspective.
These people can't even treat their fellow Republicans in a civil manner, why should we expect them to treat Democrats any different?
Obama has done a fine job in selecting such an esteemed Justice to elevate to our Superior Court. We are proud of him and Judge Sotomayor. God Bless Them both.
And as far as this choice coming back to bite ANYBODY in the butt, it will bite the Rethuglicans who didn't vote for her. Just watch and see. 2010 is right around the corner, John McCain!@!
My salute to our new Supreme Court lady justice!!!! Uphold our constitution and implement the law. Proud to address you Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayer...Good luck and best wishes for your health and success...
Another win for the democrats!!!!!
Nine Republicans crossed party lines.
I'm wondering that when that trend turns to 20 or 30 Republicans on other important business will the GOP get the message that this country is ready for different leadership and not just rhetoric.
Congratulations to Justice Sotomayor for standing tough to the big bullies that tried to intimidate her. Maybe they thought she would withdraw her nomination because she didn't "fit" into the mold the old white men had for her.
Bravo to competence and intelligence. Another setback to hatred, fear mongering, racism, sexism, and above all GOP poop.
Congrats Justice Sotomayor!!
Well, there is still justice in the world. The Stalinist/Christian Republicans could not stop a good woman. I'm smiling.
FAr be it from me to critize and nitpick but if Judge Cardozo was
Portugese that means he was from Portugal, not Spain or a former Spanish colony. Thus meaning he was NOT hispanic.....DUH!!!!
Well I think the American will remember the so called bi-partisanship the republicans have preached since Obama WON the election. He wasn't appointed he WON. And I think the American people will remember when they go to vote what a bunch of crock they all are. How anyone could vote for robers, alito, scalia and thomas and then against a woman will more experience and knowledge than all four put together shows what a bunch of little boys trying to show their MACHO....guess they won't need that little blue pill tonight...
And I don't care if CNN doesn't post this at least I had my say.
one of the historical day today. congratulation to Sotomayor and also congratulations to democrats and MR. President on this victory. i hope next election we get this Nay party voted out from both chambers. who's being Nay on everything since last 8 yrs, time has changed now finally. in last 8 yrs nothing major thing has been changed in our country b/c GOP loves to block everything no matter what it is.
Are you kidding me she has to be the worst for the spot. Just after the firefighter case this is what she gets she should have been deported
next..........a Native American.
Congratulations to the Obama team. Way to go! Congratulations Associate Judge Sotomayer. Hope your chair is not next to Judge Clarence "If I could be anything other than Black" Thomas. Best of luck to you!
Great news! The angry, old white men who run the GOP, Cheney, Gingrich and Limbaugh, couldn't stop the tide of history.
Finally we can get back to equal rights and justice for all. Congratulations to Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor and to President Obama on a well deserved choice. America is finally going to be fair for all not just the wealthy, religious, and republican. AMERICA IS BACK!!!!!!!
Hopefully he will have the opportunity to appoint a couple more over the next 8 years. My pride in America is returning a little more every day that the republican machine is dealt another blow. At this point anything they say is void!!!
Mark Fuhrman should be the next Supreme Court justice appointed.
Congratulations, Justice Sotomayor!! That has a lovely ring to it!
Congratulations Judge. You will do well. Thanks to the nine repugs who voted for her. Nice to know you came to your senses. Going to be some big loses for Repugs when elections come up, bigots, racists, not working for the people who voted for you will get you voted out .
All I have to say is I am proud that she's another strong and well qualified woman for the job. Good luck to Justice Sotomayor....I would like to see more women on the bench...I mean 50% of those that votes are women! We should be represented accordingyl..
Congatulations Judge Sonia Sotomayor ! Never had a doubt though.
Go Obama !