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  • Sotomayor hearing: The morning spin

     
    by James Oliphant The Judiciary Committee has cranked up the hearing again after a lunch break.(I had a cobb salad.) Because of the 12-7 imbalance on the committee, the Republicans are done speaking for the moment. Right now, Delaware's senator,......
  • Sotomayor hearing live analysis: Day 3

     
    Sonia Sotomayor continues her testimony Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee (Win McNamee/Getty Images) by James Oliphant We're back at Hart 216 for the third day of the Sotomayor Supreme Court hearings. Stay here for real time analysis during....
  • Sotomayor blog: Leahy is bullish

     
    by James Oliphant Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, just confidently told reporters that Judge Sotomayor "will be confirmed"--with strong mustard on the "will." The math isn't difficult. There are 60 votes in the Democratic...
  • Sotomayor live blog: An early outburst

     
    by James Oliphant The first fireworks at the Sotomayor hearings came from the small gallery seated at the rear of Hart 216, not from any of the senators. While Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) was delivering her opening statement, a bearded......
  • Sotomayor live blog: Leahy speaks

     
    by James Oliphant It's 10 a.m. and the hearing room in the Hart building is packed to the rafters. Nearly all the seats are filled by media. Reports of the near extinction of the Washington press corps seem to be......
  • Judge Sonia: Of course they invoke Deter Jeter

     
    At the end of Sen. Amy Klobuchar's time questioning Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, the Minnesota Democrat became the latest interrogator to bring up Sotomayor's love of baseball. "Did you have a chance to watch the All-Star game last......
  • Judge Sonia: Anticipations . . . of what?

     
    The question among observers is how gritty the senatorial fishing might get Wednesday, how intense a competition there will be to command the "story of the day" coming out of the hearings on the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for......
  • Sotomayor hearing live analysis

     
    (AP/Gerald Hebert) by James Oliphant We are here again in Hart 216 and Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy has begun his first round of questions. Each member of the panel will question Judge Sotomayor in 30-minute periods. Stay with the......
  • Judge Sonia: The Schumer-and-Graham bit

     
    Sen. Charles Schumer, New York Democrat, recoiled against the suggestions that Sotomayor has utilized her position as a judge to promote agendas. He cited particulars and percentages, including the figure that she sided with Republican-appointed...
  • Coming up: Sotomayor live blogging

     
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and top Republican Jeff Sessions at a taping of the CBS program Face the Nation Sunday. (AP/Karin Cooper) by James Oliphant As a political spectator sport, Supreme Court confirmation hearings can fall...
  • Judge Sonia: Feinstein to her defense

     
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) began her 30 minutes of questions with a pointed defense of Sotomayor after the tough but fair questioning posed by GOP Sens. Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Orrin Hatch of Utah. Feinstein, like Sen. Patrick Leahy......
  • Sonia Sotomayor confirmed by Senate: First Latina on the U.S. Supreme Court

     
    by James Oliphant and David E. Savage and updated at 5 pm. Sonia Sotomayor completed an unlikely and historic journey today, one that began with her birth in a Bronx, New York, housing project 55 years ago and culminated in......