Senate Judiciary Committee backs Sotomayor
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-6 on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.

All twelve Democrats on the panel voted for Sotomayor. Only one Republican, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, supported the nominee.

The Senate is set to vote on Sotomayor early next month. She is expected to win confirmation as the first Hispanic person on the Supreme Court.

The court's next term starts in October. There are currently no Indian law cases on the docket.

Get the Story:
Senate Committee Endorses Sotomayor (The Washington Post 7/29)
Plenty of Static on the Party Line About Sotomayor (The Washington Post 7/29)
Senate Panel Endorses Sotomayor (The New York Times 7/29)

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