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Senators and Sotomayor

May 29, 2009

At NPR, two United States Senators, Charles Schumer and John Cornyn, discuss their concerns about the confirmation hearings that recent Supreme Court nominee will undergo. A sample:

Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, has signaled he wants to press Sotomayor on a comment she made in 2005 that the court of appeals is where policy is made. Sotomayor said at the time, “We don’t make law, I know. I’m not promoting it, I’m not advocating it.”

Cornyn calls the comment “troubling.” Schumer, a Democrat from New York who will sponsor Sotomayor before the committee and shepherd her on her visits with other senators, insists that it needs to be considered in the context in which it was made.

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  1. john permalink
    May 29, 2009 5:00 pm

    New stuff on this front from an AP blurb:
    “WASHINGTON – The White House says Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor acknowledges she made a poor word choice in a 2001 speech in which she said that a Latina judge would often reach a better conclusion than a white male judge who hasn’t lived the same life.”

    My question is which word?

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