Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is jumping in Monday to defend President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor in the wake of the Supreme Court reversing her in the New Haven firefighters case.
Meanwhile, the White House tells me Sotomayor is in Washington today.
below, from a release....
WASHINGTON (Monday, June 29, 2009) - Senate Judiciary Committee Member Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) will speak to reporters via conference call Monday afternoon to discuss Associate Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor's judicial record. Schumer will be joined on the call by Austin Schlick, Chief of Litigation in the Maryland Attorney General's office, and Richard Primus, a legal scholar and law professor at Michigan Law School, and Andy Pincus, a Supreme Court advocate and former Assistant to the Solicitor General