As expected, the Senate Judiciary Committee has delayed a vote scheduled for Tuesday on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Republicans exercised their right under committee rules for a one-week delay in the vote, a common tactic that senators in the minority party have used for controversial nominees and for legislation. The delay sets up a vote in the committee July 28, when Sotomayor is all but certain to win the committee's endorsement.
Sotomayor to Wait Another Week for Committee Vote
The National Law Journal
July 21, 2009