The National Journal's Ninth Justice blog has posted expert predictions on the timing and final tally of the vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Most of the "experts" they asked expect a vote before the August recess, and somewhere between 63 and 80 votes in favor of her confirmation. If I had to make a prediction, I'd guess that the vote will actually occur just after the August recess, and that somewhere around 75 Senators will vote in favor of Judge Sotomayor's confirmation. Of course, this prediction is worth about as much as the paper it's printed on.
Predicting the Sotomayor Vote: