Monday, July 13, 2009

First Day of Judge Sotomayor's Confirmation Hearing Sotomayor Pledges 'Fidelity to the Law' at Hearing:

Sotomayor Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor appeared before a Senate panel Monday, starting confirmation hearings that could culminate with lawmakers endorsing her as the first Hispanic female justice on the top U.S. court.

Sotomayor told lawmakers that the law, not her personal and professional experiences, has driven her rulings as a judge.

Video and text of Judge Sotomayor's full opening statement are available here.

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