One of Sonia Sotomayor's cases was just overturned by the US Supreme Court. The very same Supreme Court that decides the constitutionality of the lower courts judges decisions.
To have a vote against you even as a you are attempting to get a job on that same Supreme Court, is a huge embarrassment. It means that Sotomayor's decision as a appellate court judge was wrong when it comes to the US Constitution.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge.
Way to go President Obama, great pick there.