Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sotomayor & the Senate

Slow to stop. That is how the Republicans are treating the confirmation, or non confirmation, of Judge Sotomayor. It seems as if she is on the Yellow Brick road to being confirmed. The path is lined with Republicans who will vote for confirmation. However, there are still some, who will vote to oppose appointment. The latest is Senator John Thune of South Dakota. He states, "Judge Sotomayor has a record of bringing her personal views into her decision making philosophy, rather than deciding cases, based on precedent and fidelity to the law. Her statements, during the confirmation hearings before the Judiciary Committee, do not always match the philosophy she has expressed, prior to the hearing." 

Senator Thune is joined by Senator McConnell and Bennett, who have announced, that they intend to vote against her nomination. While, surprise of all surprises, Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine, announces she will vote for confirmation. That's no big surprise. Senator Snowe tends to vote as a Democrat always. 

More to follow as the nomination moves on. But it seems to be in an express lane for confirmation.  

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