[JURIST] The US Senate has voted 60-36 to confirm White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales as US Attorney General, succeeding John Ashcroft. He will be the first Hispanic to hold the office.
5:17 PM ET – AP now has more.
7:28 PM ET – The Senate has posted the full roll call vote. No Republicans voted against on the nomination; all Democrats voted against it with exception to Democratic Senators Landrieu (D-LA), Lieberman (D-CT), Nelson (D-FL), Nelson (D-NE), Pryor (D-AR) and Salazar (D-CO). Gonzales has already been sworn in by Vice-President Dick Cheney in a brief White House ceremony. CNN has more.