Sotomayor's Confirmation Hearing - I will admit I was impressed!

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    High marks for Sotomayor after tough questioning - CNN.com
    Firefighter Case, 'Wise Latina' Comment Dominate GOP Grilling of Sotomayor - Political News - FOXNews.com

    If anyone read my posts on her you will see I am not a fan. I am still troubled (but not as much) by her judicial activist comment, the Ricci case and La Raza affiliation. However, I liked her style. She seemed very calm and collective. He didn't seemed phased too much very tough round of questioning. I like her explanation on the "wise latina" comment. Honestly I think she was sincere when she said she did a bad play on words of O'Connor old man old women comment. I can see, although I don't agree with, her reasoning in Ricci. I do think she is back pelting on her Duke Law comments of judicial activism. I think she knew what she was saying and it still troubles me, but not as much as before. I do like that she supports Roe v. Wade (sorry fellow conservatives, this is one topic I divert from you on) and the 2nd amendment. I like that she specifically supports Heller!

    While I obvious prefer someone well more impartial to race and ethnicity like Thomas, I am less fearful of her then I was 24 hours ago.
     
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    She certainly remained calm yet one wonders do you look at the 17+ years and what she'd said and written or just take the couple days of practiced q & a's? Even with that:

    Sotomayor on Sotomayor: Revises, extends her words - Yahoo! News

    and from a left of center law prof:

    The Volokh Conspiracy - -

     
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    NOT AS MUCH ??? .............. she didn't take ownership of her own words and personal convictions several times! LOL wow
     
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    She's going to make a crackerjack Supreme Court Justice, folks.

    A great counterbalance to Thomas.
     
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    Interesting choice of words considering her statements about those old white guys.
     

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