Senate Judiciary Committee approves Sotomayor nomination.

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.