The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation to the Supreme Court on July 28, a week from today. The vote was originally scheduled for today, but Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) granted a delay request made by Republicans.
Leahy reportedly said he was disappointed in the stall, but still expects her to be on the bench for the Supreme Court’s fall session. Sen. Jeff Sessions, the committee’s ranking Republican, said he expects Sotomayor to be confirmed by early August.
In other news, Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has announced she will vote for Sotomayor’s confirmation. She is the fourth Republican to do so, after Olympia Snowe, Richard Lugar and Mel Martinez.