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Judge Sotomayor: Time for Tough Questions

Date: 07/13/2009

The much anticipated hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor commence before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Barry, I am hopeful the Senators will ask the tough questions about her view of the Constitution and her judicial philosophy.   The Senate has a constitutional role in providing advice and consent for nominees and it's only appropriate that the Senators ask the in-depth questi ...

Related Topics: Senate Judiciary Committee, Judicial Philosophy, John Roberts, Supreme Court, Judge Sotomayor, Politics, Constitution, President Obama, Samuel Alito, Sen. Jeff Sessions, Sen. John Cornyn, Senate, News, Blog 93

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The Sotomayor Lovefest...

Date: 07/13/2009

Otherwise known as the confirmation hearing, can be viewed here . I listened to it for a second and then had to mute it, Feinstein's gushing was making me nauseous. ( via ) Update: Of course muting the confirmation hearing means I missed the excitement of a protester. Thankfully, I have Twitter: Protestor yells: "What about the unborn?! ... Stop the genocide of unborn Latinos!"

Related Topics: Protester, Pro Life, Confirmation, Senate Hearing, Legal Times, Supreme Court, Politics, Abortion, Sonia Sotomayor, Justice, Genocide, C-SPAN, Congress

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Jay Sekulow & Barry Lynn debating the Sotomayor confirmation hearings

Date: 07/14/2009

They are the Church and State bloggers at Beliefnet. Their first posts for the hearings can be found here (for Sekulow) and here (for Lynn) .

Related Topics: Barry Lynn, Beliefnet, Blog, Blogging, Christianity, Confirmation Hearings, Jay Sekulow, Justice, Politics, Religion, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

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Can the Supreme Court Be Pure Again? (Was It Ever?)

Date: 07/15/2009

The confirmation hearings for Judge Sotomayor are a foregone conclusion, with the dust raised by Republicans barely masking the bald fact that the Democratic majority can vote in whomever they want. In any case, a ritual that resembles liar's poker more than a serious interrogation of judicial philosophy will stay true to form, with much dodging and weaving on the nominee's part. This time around ...

Related Topics: John Roberts, Miranda Rights, Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

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Good Questions: Yes; Pontifications and Disruptions: No

Date: 07/13/2009

Jay, of course senators on the Judiciary Committee should ask thoughtful questions about what we often refer to as "judicial philosophy" during the hearings on Judge Sonia Sotomayor.  There is only one problem: some members of the committee have already made it clear they are planning ideological bloviations which will take up valuable time that ought to be spent on serious qu ...

Related Topics: Abortion, Diane Feinstein, Jeff Sessions, John Cornyn, Mitch Mcconnell, News, Orrin Hatch, Politics, Senate Confirmation Hearings, Sonia Sotomayor, The Supreme Court, Blog 93

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Video: Minnesota, you must be proud

Date: 07/15/2009

Aren't we so glad that our future Supreme Court justice is being put through such a rigorous and tough vetting process: ( via )

Related Topics: Al Franken, Confirmation Hearings, Democrats, Justice, Perry Mason, Politcs, Senator, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court, Video

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