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Sen. Sessions to vote against Sotomayor

Sen. Jeff Sessions, Ala., the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in an editorial in USA Today that he would vote against the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Citing her decisions in Didden v. Port Chester (property rights),  Maloney v. Cuomo (Second Amendment), and Ricci v. DeStefano (the New Haven firefighter case), he stated he does not “believe that Judge Sotomayor has the deep-rooted convictions necessary to resist the siren call of judicial activism.”

Senators Charles Grassley, Iowa, and Tom Coburn, Okla., are the only Republican members of the committee who have not announced how they will vote. A committee vote on Judge Sotomayor’s nomination is scheduled for tomorrow at 10 a.m.