Sotomayor committee vote delayed a week by Senate Republicans Jaclyn Belczyk at 3:35 PM ET
[JURIST] The US Senate Judiciary Committee [official website] on Tuesday delayed a vote on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor [WH profile; JURIST news archive] at the request of Senate Republicans. The vote on whether to send the nomination for consideration by the full Senate is now scheduled for July 28 [hearing notice]. Committee chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) [official website] said that he was "disappointed" by the delay, but that he remained confident Sotomayor would be confirmed [Washington Post report] and seated by the time the Court reconvenes for a special argument session on September 9. Also this week, Sotomayor returned responses to written questions [materials] from several Republican senators. Four Republican senators have declared their support for Sotomayor, and she is likely to be supported by all Senate Democrats.
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