Sotomayor Faces Final Scrutiny as First Hispanic in US Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sonia Sotomayor has decided advantages as she begins the most important trial of her long legal career, a nationally televised consideration of her nomination to be the first Hispanic and just the third woman on the US Supreme Court.Beginning Monday, the daughter of Puerto Rican parents will tell her compelling up-from-poverty personal story to a jury tilted strongly in her favor.Democrats hold a comfortable majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee and hold 60 seats in the Senate, enough to block any attempt by Republicans to use a legislative maneuver known as a filibuster to block a vote on her nomination.Still, Republicans signaled that they will press the 55-year-old New Yorker and veteran federal judge to explain past rulings involving discrimination complaints and gun rights, as well as comments that they say raise doubts about Sotomayor’s ability to …
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Publication information: Article title: Sotomayor Faces Final Scrutiny as First Hispanic in US Supreme Court. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: July 13, 2009. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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