- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 4, 2009


The Senate now has enough commitments from members to ensure Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, C-SPAN reported Tuesday.

The cable TV news channel said 52 senators will vote in favor, while 27 will say no and 21 remain undecided. C-SPAN said the commitments were confirmed either by the senators’ votes in the Judiciary Committee or by calling them.

The breakdown by party is six Republicans in favor, 27 opposed and seven undecided. There are 44 Democrats who will support the confirmation, none opposed and 14 undecided. The two independent senators said they would vote in favor, according to C-SPAN.

The Senate is scheduled to begin final deliberations this afternoon on Judge Sotomayor’s confirmation, and a final vote could come as soon as Thursday. Her nomination passed in the Judiciary Committee last week on a 13-6 vote. She would replace retired Justice David H. Souter.

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