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The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to send Judge Sonya Sotomayor’s Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate, moving her one step closer to becoming the first Hispanic on the highest court in the land.

The 13-6 vote was mostly along party lines. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was the lone Republican to support Sotomayor, voting with all 12 Democrats to push President Obama’s first Supreme Court nominee forward.

The full Senate is expected to vote on Sotomayor’s nomination next week, and confirmation is virtually certain.

For more, go to:http://www.scpr.org/news/2009/07/28/senate-panel-backs-sotomayor-nomination/

More on Sotomayor:

— Target: Sonia Sotomayor: The NRA’s cheap shot against the Supreme Court nominee; http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/27/AR2009072702470.html//

— NRA stance on Sotomayor draws fire from Hispanic lawmakers; http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2009/07/27/nra-opposition-to-sotomayor-draws-fire-from-hispanic-caucus-members/

— Graham, Sotomayor, and the NRA: The question is moot; http://blogs.cqpolitics.com/in_the_right/2009/07/graham-sotomayor-and-the-nra-t.html//

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