Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing, Day 1, Part 1

In the first day of hearings on the appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of… read more

In the first day of hearings on the appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice David Souter, members and the nominee presented opening statements. Members focused on Judge Sotomayor’s experience as a trial lawyer and federal judge, as well as her judicial temperament and philosophy. They also outlined several areas that would be a focus of questioning including her statements about race and ethnicity. Part 1 of the hearing includes opening statements by Senators Leahy, Sessions, Kohl, Hatch, Feinstein, Grassley, Feingold, Kyl, Schumer, Graham, and Cardin. Opening statements continue on subsequent program parts. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing, Day 1, Part 1

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Program ID:
287672-1
Category:
Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 13, 2009
Last Aired:
Jul 14, 2009

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  • Jul 13, 2009 | 9:56am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 13, 2009 | 11:45am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 13, 2009 | 12:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 13, 2009 | 7:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 13, 2009 | 8:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 14, 2009 | 3:27am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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