On the Record

Judge Sotomayor’s Confirmation Hearings

In her quest to be confirmed as a U.S. Supreme Court justice, Judge Sonia Sotomayor faced four days of questioning and testimony on Capitol Hill. Guest Scholar Russell Wheeler says Sotomayor’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings played out as expected — and that she will be confirmed — but adds that it’s too soon to say how she will influence the court’s decisions.

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