In a 68-31 vote, the Senate confirmed President Obama's choice, Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. All democrats voted for her, as did 9 republicans. Both of Alabama's Senators voted no. Sotomayor will replace Justice David Souter, who retired recently. Justice Souter was considered one of the "liberal" members of the Court, and it is not certain if Sotomayor will dramatically change the balance on the Court. Sotomayor is the third female justice, and arguably the second Hispanic, after Justice Cardozo. It is anticipated that she will be sworn in shortly, perhaps by the end of this week.