Sotomayor Confirmed as First Hispanic Supreme Court Justice

Recall the process through political cartoons...

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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.

Take a moment to recall the Sotomayor confirmation process through political cartoons, photographs and then if you want to speculate forward, check out her most important decisions (thus far anyway).

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