I am beside myself! Judge Sonia Sotomayor has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee for the Supreme Court! Not only is she a perfect candidate, she is a beautiful plus-size female!
Oh, yes, and she is Latina as well. In my excitement I forgot that for a moment. Below is an excerpt from an article from today's USA Today.
by Joan Biskupic, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor by a 13-6 vote Tuesday,
along almost perfect partisan lines and after two hours of debate.
All Democrats voted for Sotomayor, President Obama's first nominee to
the high court. All Republicans except Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, opposed. The nomination of Sotomayor, a 17-year veteran of the federal bench, now goes to the full Senate for a vote. That is likely to be held the week of Aug. 3, just before the Senate leaves for its summer recess.
Graham said he was backing Sotomayor partly because he believed President Obama, having won last November's election, deserved wide latitude to make appointments within the judicial mainstream.
Graham deemed Sotomayor "well qualified," of "good character" and within "the mainstream." Sotomayor would be the first Latina justice in U.S. history. "Now that's a big deal," Graham said.
And to his fellow conservative Republicans, Graham added, "She can be no worse than Souter, from our point of view." Newly retired Justice David Souter, whom Sotomayor would succeed, was named by the first
President Bush in 1990 yet became a reliable vote for the liberal wing.
Democrats currently control 60 of the 100 votes in the Senate, and an easy majority vote for Sotomayor is not in doubt. Sotomayor, who would become the 111th justice in history, would be the third woman ever appointed and the second current female justice. Justice Ruth
Bader Ginsburg is presently the only female on the nine-member high
Must dash to the phones--I am certain a woman in that position needs a stylist, and I am that stylist!
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