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Federal judge Sonia Sotomayor received a 13-6 endorsement from the Senate Judiciary Committee today, and according to the New York Times, her full-Senate confirmation “seems to be assured.”

In an ongoing GalleyCat investigation, we’ve wondered what Sotomayor’s affection for Nancy Drew means for a Supreme Court justice. Looking for more clues, Jezebel interviewed Chelsea Cain, author of “Confessions of a Teen Sleuth,” about girl detective’s politics.

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: “There’s no overt politics in Nancy Drew books. They’re conservative, in the sense that the status-quo must be maintained. Order must be restored. Nancy’s father — world-renown attorney Carson Drew, certainly would have voted for Hoover. But Nancy herself has a liberal bent — she is always lending a hand to orphans and the elderly — a true Roosevelt democrat.”