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Sotomayor confirmation hearings

Sonia Sotomayor
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is embraced by Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) after completing her testimony. One law professor said the hearing was “less than useless. If Judge Sotomayor won’t meaningfully discuss any legal topics in front of the Senate, then what’s the point?” Alex Wong / Getty Images
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