The Senate Judiciary Committee is still scheduled to vote tomorrow morning on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be an Associate Justice for the U.S. Supreme Court. But the minority does have the right to postpone the vote for a week, and that remains a distinct possibility.
Others have suggested that the nomination will be postponed only until Thursday. We may not know for sure until tomorrow morning at 10, when Judiciary is slated to take up the nomination.
For all the talk of the need for bipartisanship, here is how the Judiciary Committee voted on the two Bush nominees in 2005 and 2006.
Samuel Alito: Judiciary Committee approved nomination by a straight 10-8 party-line vote on 1/24/06.
John Roberts: Committee approved nomination by 13-5 vote on 9/22/05. All 10 Republicans voted yes, joined by three Democrats -- Pat Leahy (VT), Russ Feingold (WI) and Herb Kohl (WI).
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