July 6th, 2009
12:29 PM ET
5 years ago

Sotomayor confirmation hearing time set

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor will begin next Monday, July 13 at 10 am, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy officially announced Monday.


Filed under: Sonia Sotomayor • Supreme Court
soundoff (67 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I wonder has Sen. Franken had the chance to sit down with Judge Sotomayor since he's on the Judiciary Committee.

    July 6, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  2. yuri

    Good luck, Sotomayor. The GOP grillin' is about to begin. The Repubs have had a series of mishaps, recently, and they are too eager to whet their appetite of vengence on somebody. Sotomayor is a sittin' duck, waitin' to be roasted.

    July 6, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  3. Pragmatic

    Let the games begin! Wonder how many senators have already made up their minds: One republican couldn't even be bothered to meet with her.

    July 6, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  4. Enough

    What is taking so long? The Democrats are in total control and are doing what they want. They want this racist quota filler to be a judge, so do it and quit wasting our time and theirs creating a spectacle. Sotomayor has already shown she is NOT a good choice, but hey, common sense is not required for Democratic approval.

    July 6, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    I hope she gets confirmed. The Court needs her!

    July 6, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  6. Scott, Tucson

    Just treat her like the democrats treated Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas during their hearings.

    July 6, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  7. Elliott

    I hope she gets confirmed. The Court needs her!

    July 6, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  8. Jimmy the Greek

    QUICK – let's confirm this racist latina before we get Universal Healthcare and Amnesty passed!!!

    That way – when Americans file suit against our Amnesty plans ... we'll have a "friend" on the Supreme Court who understands the plight of poor poor undocumented immigrants who deserve full rights, healthcare, and all the other benefits paid by legal citizens!!

    (eyes rolling)

    NEVER have I been so ashmed of my government and the apathy of many Americans.

    July 6, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  9. D

    Good luck to her and I hope she ends the bribary and fraud from the internet that goes on in court, since I have seen than enough of the cons people and companies do to nice people, and I hope the goverment enforces this in the entertainment industry, and I mean the whole industry beginning with music, then the other ones, and the news too, just as a pre-caution. Good luck to her, and they grill everyone for that job. It's boring but they do, if you watch it on TV.

    July 6, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  10. Dave

    Good luck.

    July 6, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  11. sifto77

    Sotomayor's most highly publisized important decision proving her racism was overturned by the supreme court this weekend. She can't lose because the dems have a majority–but she can't be very respected by the other justices. just another Obama deck stacking technique to turn the country socialist. Where will the money come from for you hopers when all the "rich" people are cut down to size? The Govt only has so many jobs–and they won't be given to you.

    July 6, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  12. Mike

    I would listen to Mr. King. He should know about 'PEDIFILES',cause the Republican Party is 'FULL OF THEM'! You've got ditzy Sara Palin running around thinking she's going to be President some day,and Sanford embarrassing his family because he got some ass in Argentina,and Pillhead Limbugh hoping that Obama (and the country) 'FAILS'. No,in this case the national is serving its public. Where the national press 'FAILED' was when Bush and Cheney were pushing to 'INVADE' Iraq and they went right along with it. I would suggest that Mr. King spend less time worrying about the coverage of Michael Jackson,and 'MORE TIME' doing the job he was 'ELECTED' to do!

    July 6, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  13. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It is about time! This should hopefully put everything on track so she can be confirmed before the start of the next session.

    July 6, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  14. Commin' to America

    Uh oh! "West Side Story" meets "Senator Cleghorn". Sessions ought to be priceless.

    July 6, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    Yammer all you want guys...Franken makes 60 lol. Repeat after me: "Good morning Justice Sotomayor..."

    July 6, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  16. kishen c.rao

    way to go....

    July 6, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  17. Scott, Tucson

    Well at least those firefighters won their discrimination appeal before Sotomayor got onto the bench.

    PS...How many jobs did Obama created today?

    July 6, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  18. Michael

    Maybe someone should bring Frank Ricci from the New Haven fire fighters so she can see if his life is as compelling as hers and worth fair treatment.

    July 6, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  19. Michael

    Mike,
    the national debt has quadrupled in four months and joblessness has risen 3 percent. All Bush's fault, right? Do yourself a favor, pal. Stop writing screeds in all capital letters and read a book, perhaps Road to Serfdoom would be a nice start.

    July 6, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  20. GI Joe

    Wish it had started today – maybe the stench and taste of the hate and ignorance spewed constantly about MJ and SP wouldn't be so strong.

    July 6, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  21. Billy J in Texas

    I look forward to the current Republicans (not the ones from the 40's thru the 70's) getting on TV and doing what they do best, showing us what hateful old losers they are. If they live up to past performances, their bile and the current state of their party assures that they won't be sitting in those chambers after the next election.

    July 6, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  22. Steve (the real one)

    No doubt, she will be a Supreme Court Justice. The real issue is what is gained by her on the court. Answer, nothing! She is s liberal who is replacing a liberal. No gain, no loss! One point of interest is her relative silence on te abortion question! She is Catholic, right? The question is just how Catholic is she??

    July 6, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  23. Fair is Fair

    I wonder if any senators on EITHER side of the aisle have the stones to ask her the tough questions. Doubt it.

    She's not the greatest orator to come down the pike...

    July 6, 2009 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  24. Lissette

    I am truely amazed at the ignorance of people.. " let's confirm this racist latina ..." How about looking at Hon Sotomayor creditials and merits. Really take a look at the speaches she has made.. Jimmy the Greek is just regirtating the Republicna rhetoric. Do your own investigation and stop taking someone's elses opinion as your own.. educate yourself and you will be a better person..

    If one day and I hope not.. if you ever find yourself in a situation where you need assistance.. you will be thanking this government for stepping in..

    Much luck to you Mr Jummy the Greek....

    July 6, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  25. I hand out crying towels for republicans daily

    She will make it,much to the dismay of rightwing jihadist republicans,and I will savor each moment they cry into their keyboards.hahaha

    July 6, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
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