Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing, Day 1, Part 4

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. In her testimony, Judge Sotomayor focused on her life and career, spoke about the significant influence her mother had on her success, and touched briefly on several cases she had heard as a judge. She said that she the role of a judge was to apply, not make, law and that her philosophy was “simple,” "fidelity to the law."

Part 4 consists of opening statements by Senators Klobuchar, Kaufman, Specter, and Franken, as well as introduction and statement of the nominee.

Part 4 concludes Day 1 of opening statements. See 287672-1, 287672-101, 287672-102 and 287672-103 to view opening statements from earlier in the day. close

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

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Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing, Day 1, Part 4

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Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 13, 2009
Last Aired:
Jun 28, 2010

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  • Jul 13, 2009 | 2:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 13, 2009 | 5:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 13, 2009 | 7:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 13, 2009 | 8:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 13, 2009 | 11:09pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 14, 2009 | 5:57am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 18, 2009 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 19, 2009 | 1:42am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 27, 2010 | 10:48am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 27, 2010 | 4:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 27, 2010 | 10:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 28, 2010 | 4:48am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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