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.