Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sotomayor Confirmed

From The Legal Times:

"The Senate has confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court in a historic vote that will make her the nation's first Hispanic justice and the third woman appointed to the Court. The final margin of 68-31 was larger than the 58-42 vote three years ago for Justice Samuel Alito Jr., but it was still a smaller margin than other justices have received.

In the wake of today's Senate vote confirming Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the Supreme Court, the Court announced that she will be sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Supreme Court. She'll be given the constitutional oath of office in a private ceremony in the justices' conference room, followed by the judicial oath in the East Conference Room before a gathering of Sotomayor's friends and family. A formal investiture ceremony will take place on Sept. 8 with a special sitting of the Court."