America and the Courts
This week on America and the Courts: Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor spent most of the week on Capitol Hill visiting with U.S.… read more
This week on America and the Courts:
Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor spent most of the week on Capitol Hill visiting with U.S. senators. Video journalists followed her as she visited with the Senate leadership and Judiciary Committee members in preparation for the confirmation hearings.
On Tuesday, June 2, 2009:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke after meeting with Judge Sotomayor.
Later there was a photo opportunity when she met with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who later gave a press conference.
Later Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-AL) spoke to the press after his meeting with her.
A video clip was shown of Judge Sotomayor having lunch with Senators Schumer and Gillibrand in Senator Schumer’s office. The senators later spoke to the press.
Then Judge Sotomayor was shown meeting with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
The judge was seen meeting with Judiciary Committee Member Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who later spoke to the press.
On Wednesday, June 3, 2009, Judge Sotomayor and Judiciary Committee Member Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) spoke to the press at a photo opportunity after their meeting. Senator Graham also held a press conference after the meeting. He spoke about the Judiciary Committee hearing schedule and about the standard then Senator Barack Obama set when he voted against the confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Lindsey Graham U.S. Senator [R] South Carolina
- Patrick J. Leahy U.S. Senator [D] Vermont
- Mitch McConnell Jr. U.S. Senator [R] Kentucky
- Harry Reid U.S. Senator [D] Nevada
- Chuck Schumer U.S. Senator [D] New York
- Jeff Sessions U.S. Senator [R] Alabama
- Sonia Sotomayor Judge U.S. Court of Appeals->Second Circuit
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