Republicans Say Sotomayor Questionnaire Incomplete, Request More Information
By Jerry Markon
Senate Republicans are requesting more documents and copies of speeches from Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, saying the questionnaire she submitted was incomplete and left out key information.
In a letter sent to Sotomayor today, the seven Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee criticized what they called "apparent omissions" in the voluminous questionnaire the federal judge filled out in conjunction with her nomination. The White House released the questionnaire last week, along with copies of 84 Sotomayor speeches.
The letter on Judiciary Committee stationary says Sotomayor failed to provide records of 98 additional speeches. "We are particularly troubled because there may well be transcripts available for certain remarks," the letter said, citing one 2004 speech the committee was able to find online.
The Senators said the nominee omitted details of her employment record and copies of law review articles she edited, and that she still needs to provide information on 17 cases she prosecuted while working as an assistant district attorney in New York in the early 1980s. They also criticized Sotomayor for what they said was her membership in a group, the Belizean Grove, that discriminates on the basis of sex.
Posted at 6:01 PM ET on Jun 10, 2009
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