Sotomayor looks unassailable right now


I listened to the first day of the Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearings for a spot as a US Supreme Court justice. I was very impressed.  The three who impressed me the most were Al Franken (D-MN), Arlen Specter (D-PA), and Sotomayor herself.

Franken was very well-spoken, even inspirational in his commentary after his introductory remarks.  Specter showed himself to be the hard-nosed pit bull of a legislator that we have come to love/hate.  The man is clearly knowledgeable about the issues and jurisprudence in a way that would leave you satisfied with the abilities of our legislators.

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Sotomayor, as she described herself, is the epitome of what we should be looking for: someone who decides cases based on the law and nothing more.  If the GOP wants to get Sotomayor on so-called judicial activism, they have a very difficult struggle in front of them.

Below is some Bloomberg Television commentary about the hearings.  If and when I get other footage, I will post it.

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Update 1935ET: Here is the transcript of her opening statement via Swampland’s Jay Newton-Small.

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