When Sonia Sotomayor heads to Capitol Hill for the start of her Supreme
Court confirmation hearings on July 13, she'll find two groups of players
awaiting her: the Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats, who arguably have
the easy job to flatter and protect President Obama's pick (Al Franken,
the panel's newest member, might also provide some comic relief), and the
panel's Republicans, whose primary task is to goad her into saying
something inflammatory or indiscreet.
To that end, the seven Republican Senators have prepared four lines of
attack. They will express concern about Sotomayor's comments that a "wise
Latina, with the richness of her experiences would, more often than not,
reach a better conclusion" than a judge from a more homogeneous
background. They will focus on her recent Ricci v. Destefano decision, a
reverse-discrimination case overturned last month by the Supreme Court.
They'll grill her on her interest in foreign law in their eyes an
un-American curiosity that could pollute U.S. laws. And they will fret
over her Second Amendment decisions and imply she might want to take away
some folks' guns.
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