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Monday, July 13, 2009

"Sotomayor Vows 'Fidelity to the Law' as Hearings Start": Neil A. Lewis will have this article Tuesday in The New York Times.

Amy Goldstein, Robert Barnes, and Paul Kane of The Washington Post have a news update headlined "Sotomayor Addresses Senators as Her Confirmation Hearing Begins." The Post also has news updates headlined "'Jane Roe' Arrested at Supreme Court Hearing" and "Quiet and Calm Outside Sotomayor Hearings."

James Oliphant of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Sotomayor hearings begin with support, skepticism; Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee tout her Bronx upbringing and historic nomination, while some Republicans warn she could be an 'activist judge' with an agenda."

Kathy Kiely and Joan Biskupic of USA Today have a news update headlined "'Judge's task is to apply the law,' Sotomayor tells panel."

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has articles headlined "Sotomayor opens by stressing fidelity to the law; She presented a compelling story of family struggle and had a few words of explanation to her harshest critics" and "Sotomayor hearings begin with debate over judges' role; Senators drew the battle lines early in confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court nominee."

David Lightman and Marisa Taylor of McClatchy Newspapers report that "Sotomayor pledges to apply -- not make -- the law."

The Associated Press has reports headlined "Sotomayor an intent listener who soaks it all in"; "GOP does political straddle on Sotomayor"; "Liberals, conservatives battle over Ricci"; "Abortion case plaintiff arrested at Senate hearing"; and "Puerto Ricans tune in hearings, cheer on Sotomayor."

And reports that "Sotomayor pledges 'fidelity to the law.'"
Posted at 08:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"Obama Faces Hurdles in Closing Guantanamo": This article will appear Tuesday in The New York Times.
Posted at 08:07 PM by Howard Bashman

"Sotomayor pledges impartial justice if confirmed": The Associated Press has this report, along with a report headlined "Sotomayor says the law, not beliefs, drove rulings."

You can access the text of the nominee's opening statement, as prepared for delivery, by clicking here.

The hearing is now in recess until tomorrow.
Posted at 03:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"Graham: Sotomayor's in unless she has meltdown." The Associated Press has this report, along with a report headlined "Abortion protester whisked out of hearing."
Posted at 11:42 AM by Howard Bashman

"The Seinfeld Hearings: How Senators could, but probably won't, make the Sotomayor confirmation a show about something." Law professor Randy E. Barnett has this op-ed today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 10:37 AM by Howard Bashman

"Historic Sotomayor confirmation hearings under way": The Associated Press has this report, along with reports headlined "Sotomayor hearing starts with Leahy praise" and "Sessions gives Sotomayor tough greeting at hearing."
Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman

"Confirmation Hearings Begin for Judge Sonia Sotomayor": Via C-SPAN, you can view the confirmation hearing live, online by clicking here.
Posted at 09:55 AM by Howard Bashman

"USA Today's Supreme Court Reporter Joan Biskupic previewed confirmation hearings for Sonia Sotomayor." Biskupic appeared on today's broadcast of C-SPAN's "Washington Journal." You can watch her segment by clicking here.

And this past Saturday's broadcast of C-SPAN's "America & the Courts" program was titled "Analysis of Nominee Sonia Sotomayor."
Posted at 09:38 AM by Howard Bashman

"With Sotomayor, a new era in judicial politics; Hearings likely to focus on race, religion, abortion": Joan Biskupic has this front page article today in USA Today. In addition, Stephen Prothero has an op-ed entitled "A yawn greets Catholic court: If Sotomayor is confirmed, six of the nine members of the Supreme Court will be Catholic; As such, religious diversity in America these days might mean finding a Protestant nominee."

Today in The Washington Post, Michael D. Shear has a front page article headlined "Hearings Not Just About Sotomayor; Judicial Confirmation Process Could Be a Partisan Platform and a Barometer." In addition, columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. has an op-ed entitled "The Real Court Radicals."

The Boston Globe reports that "GOP strategy looks beyond Sotomayor; Nominee faces questions on race."

Hearst Newspapers report that "Sotomayor nomination fight should be dramatic."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Sotomayor to Make Case for Court Amid Partisan Split."

Reuters reports that "Sotomayor faces Senate hearing."

The Associated Press has reports headlined "Sessions and Schumer differ on Sotomayor style" and "Schumer says Sotomayor is mainstream judge." reports that "Family hails Sonia Sotomayor's Puerto Rican roots." In addition, Angelo Falcon has an essay entitled "Sotomayor as American as mango pie." has reports headlined "What to watch in Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings"; "Sonia Sotomayor battle may jolt Republicans"; and "Ex-Inspector General Gerald Walpin is still endorsing Sonia Sotomayor."

Today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition" contained an audio segment entitled "Hearings To Begin On Sotomayor Nomination" (RealPlayer required) featuring Nina Totenberg.

And on the op-ed page of The New York Times, seven "legal experts" offer "Questions for Judge Sotomayor."
Posted at 09:14 AM by Howard Bashman

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