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Senate Judiciary Cmte Approves Sotomayor Nomination

No surprises.

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

All 12 Democrats, plus South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham, voted yes.

The remaining six Republicans voted no.

Final tally: 13-6.