Sotomayer to meet with Thad Cochran

Her ankle’s broken and her visits aren’t quite grabbing the headlines that they used to, but Judge Sonia Sotomayor will be back on Capitol Hill today meeting with senators. Here’s the list:

Sens. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.).

Despite Republicans’ strong objections, the confirmation hearings for Sotomayor are still scheduled to begin in three weeks, a speedy timeline put together by Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). In the meantime, we’re told the judge will meet with any of the 99 senators who want to meet with her — most likely, nearly all of them.

Politics Daily
6/16/9