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The suspense-free Sotomayor vote

When the Senate Judiciary Committee convenes this morning to vote on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, there won’t be a bit of surprise in the outcome: they will advance Sotomayor’s nomination by – unless something completely wacky happens – a 13-6 vote.

The non-nail biter comes courtesy of Sotomayor’s solid among Democrats, and the advance announcements by all but one Republican member that they will vote ‘nay.’

Yesterday Sens. Chuck Grassley and Tom Coburn chimed in with the completely unsurprising new that they’ll oppose the nominee, leaving fellow member Sen. Lindsay Graham as the lone Republican to cast a ‘yea’ vote.

The committee convenes at 10 a.m.  A vote before the full Senate is likely to come next week.

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