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Senate Judiciary Committee approves Sotomayor nomination.

By Ian Millhiser  

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By a 13-6 margin, the Senate Judiciary Committee just voted in favor of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court. This wide margin in Sotomayor’s favor closely resembles the Committee’s 13-5 vote in favor of Chief Justice John Roberts, and exceeds the party-line 10-8 vote supporting Justice Samuel Alito. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joined the Committee’s Democratic members in supporting the nominee. The full Senate is expected to vote on Sotomayor next week.

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