Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor jumped a major hurdle earlier today as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of her nomination. The committee split along party lines in a 13-6 vote, with Senator Lindsey Graham the sole Republican to cast his vote with the Democratic majority. According to the Huffington Post:
"I'm deciding to vote for a woman I would not have chosen," Graham said. Obama's choice to nominate the first-ever Latina to the highest court is "a big deal," he added, declaring that, "America has changed for the better with her selection."The next step in the confirmation process is a Senate debate followed by a final vote, both of which are expected to take place next week.