UPDATE: Sotomayor heads to Cap Hill

White House Press Secy Robert Gibbs just told reporters that Leahy & Sessions will get visits on Tuesday, as well.

McConnell's meeting is not coming together too easily.  His staff tells me that because there are no votes on Monday, the boss isn't in town until Tuesday - and he already has a packed schedule.  Sounds like Sotomayor might have to wait....


Just found out Sonia Sotomayor, the President's nominee to replace retiring SCOTUS justice David Souter, will be starting the rigorous rounds of courtesy calls on Tuesday morning. Her first meeting - with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV.

In the past, it's customary for a nominee to meet first with the Senate's Dem and GOP leaders.

No word yet on Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) visit.

With chairman and top Republican of the Judiciary Committee on NBC's Meet the Press this weekend, perhaps we'll hear when their visit is and get some idea of when Sotomayor's confirmation hearing will start.

Republicans have been signaling that July might be too early. With Congress gone for most of August, there's no way they could then meet the President's goal of confirmation before the recess.