Snowe: I’ll vote to confirm Sotomayor

By Online Editor, Special to the BDN
Posted July 17, 2009, at 1:08 p.m.

U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, today announced her support for the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court.

“I was impressed with Judge Sotomayor’s comportment and obvious mastery of the law during this week’s nomination hearings,” Snowe said in a statement. “She appears neither rigid nor dogmatic in her approach to the essential task of constitutional interpretation.”

“Barring any unforeseen developments, I expect to join the majority of my Senate colleagues in confirming Judge Sotomayor to a seat on the highest Court in the land before the August recess,” she said.

In May, Senator Snowe said she urged President Obama to nominate a woman during a private meeting in the Oval Office and then followed up on the suggestion with a letter jointly signed by Senator Barbara Boxer.

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