Today, the Senate voted to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court. The final vote was 68-31,with nine Republicans joining with unanimous consent of all Senate Democrats. Republicans voting to confirm Sotomayor include Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe (both from Maine and RMC Allies), Senator Lindsey Graham (SC), Senator Mel Martinez (FL), Senator Lamar Alexander (TN), Senator Kit Bond (MO), Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN), Senator George Voinovich (OH), and Senator Judd Gregg (NH).
This historic vote means that Sotomayor is now the first Hispanic on the Supreme Court, and is only the third woman to be confirmed. RMC will continue to update our members on any news regarding the Supreme Court.