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Sotomayor Confirmed-Swearing in Saturday

Original post made by TopCop, Downtown, on Aug 6, 2009

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who rose from the housing projects of the Bronx to the top of the legal profession, made history Thursday when the Senate confirmed her to become the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.

Sonia Sotomayor, 55, will be the first Hispanic on the Supreme Court.

Sotomayor was easily confirmed in a 68-31 vote. Nine Republicans joined a unanimous Democratic caucus in supporting her nomination.

Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, supported Sotomayor but was not present for the vote because of illness.

Sotomayor, a 55-year-old federal appeals court judge, will be the 111th person to sit on the high court and the third female justice.

She will be sworn in at the Supreme Court by Chief Justice John Roberts on Saturday. Sotomayor was confirmed after senators spent a final day of debate rehashing the main arguments for and against her.

President Barack Obama, who selected Sotomayor on May 26, said he was "deeply gratified" by the Senate vote.

"This is a wonderful day for Judge Sotomayor and her family, but I also think it's a wonderful day for America," Obama said at the White House.
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Posted by Great!
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 6, 2009 at 1:11 pm

God Bless America and the Democratic process!

Congrats to Sotomayer!

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 6, 2009 at 1:23 pm


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Posted by flabby white not really affluent female
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 6, 2009 at 7:26 pm

All flabby. white. affluent males all the time hasn't been good for anybody, except maybe flabby, white, affluent males.

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Posted by PToWN94566
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 6, 2009 at 9:45 pm

PToWN94566 is a registered user.

"Just say no to contraception"- so I guess we should leave it up to the youth groups and the bibles to keep our children from getting pregnant.

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Posted by Yikes!!
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 6, 2009 at 10:49 pm


PToWN94566 - I've read previous posts from you and I wouldn't have expected that from you.

I personally don't agree with some life choices you make, so if you want respect, give a little to the Christians, please. Afterall, would you prefer the Taliban be in charge? I'll stick with the Jesus followers.

"The Truth" - Another WOW! to you as well. I can't believe you can even think that let alone write it.

It's getting lonely for me in the reasonable center seemingly all alone on this forum...I'm just looking for a little civility, Pleasanton!

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Posted by Jake
a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 6, 2009 at 11:12 pm

P-Town forum has NO civility! Compare P-Town Weekly to Danville and Palo Alto Weekly on-line!

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