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Sotomayor can ready her robe

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., subjected Judge Sonia Sotomayor (in photo) to quite a grilling during her confirmation hearings. Yet he ended up the only Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee to support her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court today, in a 13-6 vote expected to lead to a full Senate vote next week. "I'm deciding to vote for a woman I would not have chosen," Graham said. But it's a "big deal" for President Obama to have nominated the first-ever Latina to the high court, he said, and "America has changed for the better with her selection." There's no suspense about how Kansas Sens. Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback will vote; they announced in May and June, respectively, that they would vote against her.

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