By a vote of 63-37. This is the weirdest confirmation of a Supreme Court Justice that I can remember. It never really made any news, there was never any real information to come out of the hearings, and I really know nothing about her. Basically, I know she is Jewish, smart, and may or may not be a lesbian.
It’s the outcome of a dysfunctional process with a blank slate candidate combined with the fact that events of the day (two wars, oil spill, teahadist uprising, elections, shitty economy financial regulation, health care reform) overshadowed the hearings. I guess we’ll know if Obama made the right call in a couple years.