Senate Expected to Confirm Sotomayor Today

Thursday, August 06, 2009 at 8:48 am

After a 12-hour “debate” yesterday during which senators largely repeated the same arguments for and against Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor that we heard during her confirmation hearing, the Senate is set to vote on the nominee today.

Although there’s no question that Sotomayor will be confirmed, she’s expected to receive only about ten Republican votes, at best, dashing President Obama’s initial hopes of winning strong bipartisan support for his first high court nominee. Concerns about guns, property rights and her alleged bias in favor of Latinas have dominated the Republicans’ explanations for why they won’t support her — though payback for Obama’s frequently mentioned votes as a senator against Justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito, and the Democrats’ refusal to allow a vote on appeals court nominee Miguel Estrada, also seemed to motivate Sotomayor’s GOP opponents.

Given that Sotomayor will be the first Hispanic on the Supreme Court, the strong Republican opposition could have costs for the party.

As Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said at a rally yesterday: “To say you cannot vote for this qualified Latina sends a message to us, as a community, that we will not forget.”



The Washington Independent » Senate Expected to Confirm Sotomayor … | kozmom news
Pingback posted August 6, 2009 @ 10:44 am

[...] See more here: The Washington Independent » Senate Expected to Confirm Sotomayor … [...]

Comment posted August 6, 2009 @ 4:15 pm ED,CA hoodies, pants, jeans, t-shirts,puma shoes
Our company has been around of for many years and backed with over many years of dealing with kinds of shoes wholesale experience.
It has become a professional exporting company dealing with brand name shoes,such as Nike,Puma, Adidas, Prada, Timberland,Bape etc. And also sell T-shirts, boots, jeans, jacktets, caps, handbags, pants, watches. We have wide and good business relations with many shoes factories here. We can accept small trial orders, even drop shipping business is welcome here; we have good business relations with export company , and have got the stocks in our houseware, so we can ship the shoes immediately once we got the confirmation from you. Kindly let us know your interest, you will get the response immediately. For wholesale price and more products pls come to our website. You can get more information in our website. Please contact us.Thank you.” rel=”nofollow”>Website:

Comment posted August 6, 2009 @ 7:39 pm

You guys might want to implement a CAPTCHA system to prevent stuff like this from popping up.

“NJ Senators fight for Sotomayor ahead of Senate vote” and related posts - KuASha Organization
Pingback posted August 7, 2009 @ 9:01 am

[...] Se&#110&#97&#116e Expected to Confirm Sotomayor Today - The Wash&#105&#110&#103ton Independent [...]

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.