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Over Republican objections, Senate confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court

August 7, 2009 by  

Over Republican objections, Senate confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court With 31 Republicans saying "nay," the U.S. Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor to be the next Supreme Court Justice last week.

Sotomayor came under fire from the conservative quarters during her confirmation hearings for her pro-choice, anti-gun liberal views, with many critics expressing fear she will be legislating from the bench.

And while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hailed the vote and stressed Sotomayor’s life story testifies to the values of opportunity and justice, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins complained this justice does not include "empathy for unborn children, for white and Latino firefighters from New Haven, for property owners who have their land taken from them by greedy politicians or for Americans who believe in their right to keep and bear arms established in the Second Amendment."

Now that Sotomayor is heading to the Supreme Court, the debate in the media is likely to shift to the issue of whether the GOP opposition will cost them even more Latino support, especially since the party’s share of the Hispanic vote dropped sharply in last year’s presidential election where 67 percent of Latinos voted for Obama.

Some politicians appear to think not. Don Stewart, communications director for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was quoted by the Washington Post as saying, "I thought that voting for someone or not voting for someone based on their ethnicity or sex went out of fashion 40 years ago."
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