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McConnell Gets a Voice in Court Hearing on Campaign Finance

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) will be represented in next month's Supreme Court hearing on the constitutionality of campaign finance restrictions.

By Robert Barnes  |  August 17, 2009; 6:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  GOP Leaders , Senate , Supreme Court  
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Byrd to Attend Sotomayor Vote

By Paul Kane Marking his second appearance since a hospitalization May 15, Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) will be on hand Thursday to cast his vote for Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be Supreme Court justice. Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters that Byrd would be there for the...

By Kendra Nichols  |  August 6, 2009; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Senate , Supreme Court  
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As Sotomayor Debate Begins, Two More Announce Opposition

Updated 2:00 p.m. By Paul Kane Wyoming's senators announced Wednesday that they'll oppose the Supreme Court confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, while Sen. Christopher S. Bond (R-Mo.) became the seventh Republican to announce his support of her ahead of a roll-call vote, expected for Thursday or Friday. Mike Enzi and...

By Paul Kane  |  August 5, 2009; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Supreme Court  
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With Backing from Voinovich, Sotomayor Poised to Receive Support of 9 GOP Senators

Updated Aug. 5 Every Republican senator has now made public statements in support of or in opposition to the nomination of appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Below is a scorecard with the final tally heading into the vote by the full Senate, scheduled for 3 p.m....

By Washington Post  |  August 4, 2009; 3:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (105)
Categories:  Supreme Court  
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Sen. Alexander Becomes Highest-Ranking Republican to Back Sotomayor

By Perry Bacon Jr. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the No. 3 Republican in the party's Senate leadership, announced on Thursday that he will vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court, making him the highest-ranking member of the party to endorse her. The decision was a bit of...

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  July 30, 2009; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Senate , Supreme Court , Votes  
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Committee Prepares to Vote on Sotomayor

President Obama's pick to become the next U.S. Supreme Court justice will likely move a step closer to confirmation when the Senate Judiciary Committee meets for a vote on Monday morning. Appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor is expected to win the support of a majority of the committee -- but only one of its Republican members.

By Debbi Wilgoren  |  July 28, 2009; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Senate , Supreme Court , Today on the Hill , Votes  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Collins Adds Another GOP Vote for Sotomayor, Ben Pershing , July 21, 2009
McConnell Says He'll Vote No on Sotomayor, Post Editor , July 17, 2009
Sotomayor Faring Well on Maine Street, Paul Volpe , June 4, 2009
Sessions on Obama: 'He's So Nice', Web Politics Editor , May 5, 2009
Sessions to Take Top Judiciary GOP Slot, Ben Pershing , May 4, 2009
 
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