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WASHINGTON, DC - August 06: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md., and Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., during a news conference following the vote on Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to be a U.S. Supreme Court justice. 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: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md., and Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., during a news conference following the vote on Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to be a U.S. Supreme Court justice. 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...
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