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Yes!! It took 3 days of debate, but Sonia was confirmed by a 68-31 vote by the senate yesterday, making her the first latina & the 3rd woman to become a Supreme Court justice. Big up Bronxdale projects!!WASHINGTON — Sonia Sotomayor completed an unlikely and historic journey Thursday, one that began with her birth in a Bronx housing project 55 years ago and culminated in her confirmation as the Supreme Court’s 111th justice.

When she is sworn into office Saturday, Sotomayor will take her place as the high court’s first Latino and just its third woman. She was approved by a 68-31 Senate vote after three days of debate. Nine Republicans crossed party lines to support her.

Sotomayor was nominated in May by President Barack Obama to replace retiring Justice David Souter. A judge on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the past 11 years, Sotomayor worked her way through two Ivy League schools and was a Manhattan prosecutor and corporate lawyer before joining the federal bench.

Obama praised the result. “With this historic vote, the Senate has affirmed that Judge Sotomayor has the intellect, the temperament, the history, the integrity and the independence of mind to ably serve on our nation’s highest court,” Obama said. [SOURCE]

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