Politics & Government

July 28, 2009 12:50 PM

Sotomayor clears judiciary panel; Senate to vote next week

The committee voted 13-6, with only one Republican, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, breaking ranks to join the 12 Democratic members in support of Sotomayor. Graham said that while he would not have chosen Sotomayor himself, President Barack Obama's decision to nominate the first Latina to the high court was "a big deal" and that "America has changed for the better with her selection."

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