By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog
Sonia Sotomayor will be sworn in Saturday as the first Hispanic member of the U.S. Supreme Court after the Senate voted 68-31 to confirm her. She got all 57 Democratic votes (as well as the two Independents who hang out with the Democrats) and nine Republicans (including the three remaining New England GOPers) with the bulk of the GOP voting against.
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