Sotomayor May Not Get Quick OK Obama Hopes For

Law360, New York (May 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- President Obama on Tuesday named Judge Sonia Sotomayor to take Justice David Souter's spot on the U.S. Supreme Court, and aides made it clear he would like the U.S. Senate to confirm her before its August recess on Aug. 7.

But saying you want a nominee confirmed quickly and making it happen are two different things, according to Supreme Court watchers. In order for that to happen, Judge Sotomayor, who currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will need a smooth...
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