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The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has made Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s questionnaire available.
The questionnaire was returned just 9 days after Sotomayor was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Obama. “For context, this is the swiftest questionnaire completion in recent history. Based on the time between a nominee’s designation and when they returned their questionnaire, it took Chief Justice Roberts 13 days, Justice Ginsburg 15 days and Justice Alito 30 days to complete their questionnaires.”
Of course, the speed in returning the questionnaire is no mistake. The White House wants to pressure on the Senate to act swiftly on the nomination as well. Reading her questionnaire carefully, you will notice that Judge Sonia Sotomayor was contacted by the White House regarding a Supreme Court seat days before Justice David Souter announced his retirement.
The White House first called her on April 27 but Souter did not announce his intention to resign until May 1.