Monday, July 27, 2009

Judge Sotomayor: Senate Committee Scheduled to Vote Tomorrow

The United States Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote tomorrow morning on whether to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. At the request of the minority Republicans on the Committee, the vote was postposed for one week.

If the majority of the Committee, as expected, votes in favor of President Obama's nomination, it is anticipated that a vote of the full Senate will occur prior to the Senate recess in August.

While the Supreme Court begins its new Term with oral arguments on October 5, on September 9 it will hear oral arguments on an election finance case which was set down for reargument from last Term. If Judge Sotomayor's nomination is approved by the Senate in August, she presumably will be on the bench for the September 9 argument.

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