McCain Says No, Nelson Says Yes To Sotomayor

Law360, New York (August 3, 2009, 7:12 PM EDT) -- With debate on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court slated to begin Tuesday, two U.S. senators with reputations for unpredictability have announced that their votes on the nomination will reflect party lines.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Monday he would vote against Judge Sotomayor's nomination, while Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., said he would vote in favor of it.

In a statement on the Senate floor addressed to President Barack Obama, his rival in last year's election, McCain said that while Judge...
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