Republicans on the Senate Judiciary committee have sent a letter to Sonia Sotomayor asking the Supreme Court nominee for more information about her legal career.
The letter was signed by Jeff Sessions, Alabama; Orrin G. Hatch, Utah; Charles E. Grassley, Iowa; Jon Kyl, Arizona; Lindsey Graham, South Carolina; John Cornyn, Texas; Tom Coburn, Oklahoma.
The letter stated that the package of materials sent by Sotomayor to the Judiciary Committee omitted important information about her candicacy.
The letter states, “We believe that some of your responses are incomplete.”
You can read the full text of the letter here.
There is nothing wrong with asking for more information. The July 13th date set for her confirmation by the Democrats is fast approaching. Though confirmation of Sotomayor seems inevitable, the Democrats seem to be seeking an unnecessarily short timeline, given the magnitude of selecting someone to a lifetime appointment.
The most interesting request in the letter involves an all-female organization called the Belizean Grove. It is a network of career women, which, according to its website, seeks to counteract the all-boys networks that exist for successful men. It is against the Judicial Code of Conduct to belong to an organization on that “invidiously” discriminates on the basis of sex. Sotomayor stated that she does not believe the Belizean Grove discriminate “invidiously” though it is an all-female organization.