Interesting info to be discovered on Sotomayor...it's weird to me that there is so much controversy. But then again this "packet" might have some info that could give the Republican's points to argue from.
White House delivers Sotomayor files to Senate
Judiciary Committee has the first crack at evaluating Obama's nominee
Susan Walsh / AP
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor meets with Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Cailf., on Capitol Hill, Thursday.
WASHINGTON - The White House delivered a huge portfolio of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's writings, speeches and rulings to Capitol Hill Wednesday, with details about the federal judge that will shape the debate over seating her on the court.
The massive parcel of documents came in response to a questionnaire the Senate Judiciary Committee sends all federal court nominees. It includes details on Sotomayor's personal and financial background, with copies of virtually everything she has said or written publicly, as well as an account of how President Barack Obama came to nominate her.
The Judiciary Committee has the first crack at evaluating Sotomayor's nomination in a set of high-profile hearings.
There's little doubt that Sotomayor, Obama's first high court nominee, will be confirmed by the Democrat-controlled Senate. But Republicans are balking at Democratic efforts to ensure a speedy set of hearings and summertime vote for the appeals court judge, whose 17 years on the bench they say warrants a longer debate.
Sotomayor returned to Capitol Hill on Thursday for a third day of one-on-one visits with senators who will decide whether to confirm her. By week's end, she will have met with more than one-quarter of the Senate, and all but a few members of the Judiciary Committee.
You can read the full story at: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31080516/
I actually think she would be a great addition to our current panel of characters on the Supreme Court. Her story is compelling, and would teach a lot of people to see both sides of arguments. Does anyone else have an opinion?