Senate confirms Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination, 68-31, making her the first Hispanic on the high court.
Sotomayor becomes first Hispanic on high court
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor, in a 68-31 vote, as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court. Nine Republicans joined a unanimous Democratic caucus in supporting her nomination. The 55-year-old federal appeals court judge becomes the 111th person to sit on the high court, and the third woman justice.