The Supreme Court's unusual order Monday delaying a decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and setting it for re-argument Sept. 9 may introduce more pressure on the Senate to confirm Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor and have her on the bench by then. Retired Justice David Souter was a reliable vote in favor of campaign finance regulations and Sotomayor's record suggests she would be a likely supporter too. Without her, the outcome on an eight-member Court would be uncertain.
Will Campaign Finance Case Impact Vote on Sotomayor?
The National Law Journal
July 1, 2009