Monday, June 1, 2009

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is responsible for vetting and confirming the new Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. They are currently preparing to consider the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

For more information about the Committee, visit

For more information on Judge Sonia Sotomayor and the confirmation process, click here.

Members of the Committee are as follows (each name is a link that will bring you to that senator's personal site):

Patrick J. Leahy, Chairman (D-Vermont)

Jeff Sessions, Ranking Member (R-Alabama)

Herb Kohl (D-Wisconsin)

Dianne Feinstein (D-California)

Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah)

Russell D. Feingold (D-Wisconsin)

Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa)

Charles E. Schumer (D-New York)

Jon Kyl (R-Arizona)

Richard J. Durbin (D-Illinois)

Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina)

Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Maryland)

John Cornyn (R-Texas)

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island)

Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma)

Ron Wyden (D-Oregon)

Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota)

Edward E. Kaufman (D-Delaware)

Arlen Specter (D-Pennsylvania)

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