The chances are dwindling that a substantial number of Republicans will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, now that Sen. Jeff Sessions, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has ended months of indecision and announced his opposition. The announcement eliminates one of the last, best chances Sotomayor had of winning over prominent conservatives and means the confirmation vote will likely stick close to the partisan divide, continuing a trend of polarization over judicial nominations.
Sotomayor Running Out of Potential GOP Support
The National Law Journal
July 28, 2009