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Sotomayor Wins Senate Judiciary Committee Vote

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By Jay Tamboli

What an exciting, historic success! Sonia Sotomayor is well on her way to taking her place on our country’s highest court as the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. With the Senate Judiciary Committee voting 13 to 6 in her favor, the expected outcome for next week’s full Senate vote is confirmation.

Despite the GOP’s efforts to distract focus with “look-over-here” tactics, the vote for she who can execute justice according to the rule of law without influence of her own biases and preferences has been firmly achieved. We’re moving forward, people!

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was the only Republican to vote today with the Democratic majority for Sotomayor. Who would have imagined? In reaction to the vote, he even went so far as to say, “America has changed for the better with her selection.”

Senator Graham, your choice and standout action to vote against the rest of your party reinforces hope that we are closer to the day when our leaders and representatives are playing less of the politics game and making decisions based more on America’s best interest. Thank you, Sir.

Photo by Jay Tamboli

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Written by Julie Pierce

July 28, 2009 at 10:49 am

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  1. Amen! I was pleasantly shocked by Senator Graham’s endorsement…a glimmer of hope that bipartisan politics can be overcome. Let’s hope it is contagious.

    Nancy Doe

    August 4, 2009 at 10:48 pm

  2. Julie

    August 6, 2009 at 1:46 pm


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