Sotomayor Affirms Religious Liberty during Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings
Federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court Aug. 6 after a 68-31 Senate vote.
Sotomayor, who becomes the 111th justice to serve on the nation's highest court, was sworn in two days later. She replaces Justice David H. Souter, who announced his retirement in May.
The vote followed a week-long series of confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee in mid July.
Sotomayor, who has served as a federal judge for 17 years, has ruled on relatively few church-state cases. In light of that, Americans United asked the Judiciary Committee to question her closely on church-state matters to determine her …
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Publication information: Article title: Sotomayor Affirms Religious Liberty during Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Church & State. Volume: 62. Issue: 8 Publication date: September 2009. Page number: 17+. © 1999 Americans United for Separation of Church and State. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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