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Ala. Senators Vote Against Sotomayor

Montgomery, AL – Alabama's two Republican U.S. senators voted against approving Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sens. Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby were on the losing side of the Senate's 68-31 vote Thursday in Washington.

Shelby says he voted against Sotomayor because of concerns about her willingness to properly and dutifully uphold fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution.

Sessions says that until Sotomayor was nominated for the Supreme Court, she advocated a judicial philosophy where judges ground their decisions in the subjective realm of personal opinions and prejudices.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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