August 6th, 2010
09:00 AM ET
13 years ago

This day in Ticker history: Sotomayor confirmed for Supreme Court

Editor's Note: The following story appeared on the CNN Political Ticker on August 6, 2009.

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.

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  1. hypocricnnation

    Yes! The Overblown And Convenient "Wise Latina!" Comment Didn't Stop It. The Republicans Lame Argument Of The "Too Liberal!" Litmus Test Didn't Stop It. Notice The Same Republicans Who Voted Against The Justice Sotomayor Nomination Turned Around And Pulled The Shenanigans Against Justice Kagan! So Who's Fooling Who I Ask?

    August 6, 2010 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  2. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    For all of you fans of having the will of the majority ignored, demeaned and degraded by the minority, this is your day to celebrate, 1st year of Sotomayor and Kagan gets to start working her evil tomorrow. That was the hope and change you got promised, your wishes, hopes and dreams are now marginalized and those of us who actually work and pay taxes will now have to pay more and work hard to support the dope smokers and corrupt unions that Obozo so ably represents.

    August 6, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  3. TCM

    the once well respected and mighty Supreme Court of the United being infiltrated with poor choices, who were chosen strictly for the political allegiance to the socialist Obama's a shame that the last two judges "had," to be lesbians, instead of the most qualified...Obama's leading this country straight into dark times

    August 6, 2010 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  4. aunt Bea and Opie

    One more will be needed,and one more will be added,yes we can and yes we will.

    August 6, 2010 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  5. Get A Grip

    Just another reminder what a horrible mess this administration is.

    August 6, 2010 10:36 am at 10:36 am |