From NBC's Mark Murray
Hardly a surprise, but Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions
, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says in a USA Today op-ed that he will vote against Sonia Sotomayor's nomination in tomorrow's committee vote.
"I don't believe that Judge Sotomayor has the deep-rooted convictions necessary to resist the siren call of judicial activism," he writes. "She has evoked its mantra too often. As someone who cares deeply about our great heritage of law, I must withhold my consent."