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WASHINGTON, DC - August 06: Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., gets a hug from wife Marcelle before a news conference following the vote on Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to be a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Looking on are Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md., and Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill. A little more than three months after Justice David H. Souter announced his intention to retire, the Senate on Thursday confirmed Sonia Sotomayor to become the Supreme Court's first Hispanic justice. The vote was 68-31. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly)

WASHINGTON, DC - August 06: Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., gets a hug from wife Marcelle before a news conference following the vote on Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to be a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Looking on are Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md., and Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill. A little more than three months after Justice David H. Souter announced his intention to retire, the Senate on Thursday confirmed Sonia Sotomayor to become the...
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