Sotomayor set for Supreme Court confirmation
Judge Sonia Sotomayor is set to become the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court after wrapping up her confirmation hearing on Thursday.

Sotomayor faced some tough questions from Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee. But even the most conservative members praised her performance and said they would not block a vote on her nomination.

Sotomayor sits on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, which has heard some significant land claim and land-into-trust cases. She has only participated in three Indian law cases but was endorsed by the Native American Rights Fund as a qualified judge.

The Senate is expected to vote on Sotomayor in early August. The Supreme Court's next term begins in October.

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Senate Republicans Won't Block Vote on Sotomayor (The Washington Post 7/17)
Graham Exchanges Among Most Watched (The Washington Post 7/17)
Senate Likely to Vote on Sotomayor in August (The New York Times 7/17)

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