July 6th, 2009
12:29 PM ET
14 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. Hugo

    Philibuster proof? They better take a look who is sitting next to them in the senate. There are some moderate and conservative democrats that may not take up the party line. Part of what seems to be going on is this polarization of right and left. What are you if you believe in the following:
    1. Financial responsibility for yourself and your government.
    2. Personal responsibility for yourself and your family.
    3. The right to believe in whatever God or deity you want for all.
    4. Less government and less taxation to support an overinflated government bureaucracy.

    July 6, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  2. Liberal and Proud of It dot com

    Conservatives have suddenly discovered racism. Up until 2009, they denied its existence in the USA. Those who are opposed to Sotomayor because of her racism can tell us if she is the only racist in America – or could there be others? Who are they? Should we do anything about them too? Or just Sotomayor?

    July 6, 2009 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  3. LacrosseMom

    Typical fear-mongering statements from GOPers.........

    Phoenix86 ......... wants Liberals to read "Road to Serfdom". How about you watch Al Gore's an "Inconvenient Truth"?

    And Mississippi Mike says, "Another racist on the court"! Good grief, who are the other racists???

    Sotomayor will be confirmed and will be brilliant.

    The GOP has been crying communists, racists, socialism for years on end!

    America is sick and tired of the politics of hate, lies, fear and division!

    July 6, 2009 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  4. gl, From Pittsburgh

    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 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  5. Richard-Arkansas

    Finally someone to join the rich, white guys club (and I include Thomas in that group).

    July 6, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  6. DawnL,CA

    Put Sotomayor & Ricci of New Haven firefighters together & she might back off her statement "latina women/white men." Does she not yet realize that affirmative action is a put down & means you are not quite good enough to make it on your own.
    Before everyone screams at me I should point out I'm a white female, former democrat (now independent) & I'm tired of all the PC stuff. You take a test, you pass-you fail. The end.

    July 6, 2009 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  7. Sarah Palin, the Quitter of the GOP

    I don't think anybody really wants Sotomayer to get nominated.

    By the way, DJ...can you please stop shouting in ALL CAPS ?

    July 6, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  8. Marc

    An explanation about the book 'The Road to Serfdom' – It was wrote back in 1944 and basically condemns the government planned economy because, according to its author, this leads inevitably to tyranny no matter where it is omplemented and by which kind of government, he used the Nazi Germany and USSR as examples.
    History proved this idea to be WRONG, since most Western Europe stayed democratic while ignoring his warnings and so did Canada and USA, but Reagan and Tatcher loved the book and used it to create their versions of govern controlled economy (Reaganomics and Tatcherism), that truth be said WORKED at their time (over 20 years ago) even with some flaws that those who praise the idea tend to forgot.
    So phoenix86 and Michael, next time, try to scare us into agreeing with you with a book whose 'predictions' aren't worth a penny, albeit it has some good points in it.

    July 6, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  9. MW in CA

    To those of you Limbauh Pinheads screaming Racists the only racists are the ones screaming it on this thread. Sotomayor's decision was also upheld by two other justices on the same panel, are you calling them racists as well? The Supreme Court overturned on a 5-4 vote, not really a landslide now was it. Are you pinheads also calling the other 4 justices racists as well? Do you pinheads ever listen to yourselves or do you just go around with your fingers in your ears?

    July 6, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  10. Thin is in?

    For the first time in my adult life I destest, despise and actually loathe a group of people for their blind loyalty to someone not based on their words or actions (content of one's character) but based on the party affilaition or ethnicity (see Obama, Barry H).

    She is part of leftist organizations that think the race (latino) is above all others and her actual words would have gotten her disbarred if she were something other that a "wise latina woman".

    Republicans, please don't hold back, the world needs to know all about her and the MSM with Keith Olberbum and Chrissy Matthews "aint" going to report the truth.

    An all womens organization, CHECK, LaRaza an all Latino group, CHECK, racist and bigoted statements, CHECK.

    Good job Obama and congratulations to you sheep, she is a perfect representative of your bahh, bahhh, blindness.

    July 6, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  11. Steve (the real one)

    @LacrosseMom July 6th, 2009 2:21 pm ET

    Sotomayor will be confirmed and will be brilliant.. ......... America is sick and tired of the politics of hate, lies, fear and division!
    1. Yes, she will be confirmed!
    2. Brilliant,?? you know this how? Time will tell!
    3. Sick and tired of the politics of hate, lies, fear, and division, on BOTH sides even your beloved democratis! While your bias still precludes you from seeing the mess in your party, I realize the mess has spread across the whole of Congress! No party is exempt or excluded! No party is better or worst rhan the other! I can admit that, can you???

    July 6, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  12. dominican mama 4 Obama

    @Thin is in? July 6th, 2009 2:30 pm ET

    "For the first time in my adult life I destest, despise and actually loathe a group of people for their blind loyalty to someone"

    You sure this would be a FIRST for you?!

    July 6, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  13. franco

    This latino-infatuated lady needs to be "borked". it's all about race and ethnicity! Meritocracy and respect for the US Constitution are no longer the values of this country.

    July 6, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  14. Greg

    This person is a racist. This has been confirmed by her decision pertaining to the attack on the white and spanish firefighters passing the municipal exams court action. I can not believe that this person is still under consideration for the Supreme Court . Wake-Up Amercia

    July 6, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  15. Eleanor

    Republican evil will NOT overcome this woman's qualifications, education, and experience!

    Clearly they don't like it...but TOUGH!! You live in a changing world folks! Pull up your big boy panties, and DEAL WITH IT! Bunch of racist, sexist, lying crackers.

    God bless our soon to be new Justice of the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor! God's speed, sistuh!

    July 6, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  16. tedious898

    You goof ball republicans need to attend at least High School. The insults against Sotomayor and Obama coming from incompetent mentally deficient baffoons is getting old.

    Obama graduated Harvard with honors...a constitutional professor no less. Sotomayor Ivy League school graduate with more experience on the bench than any of those currently presiding.
    ....yet you guys make continue to push the all Faux'd up News chant of "Racist and Community Organizer"

    Grow up idiots and get an education for heaven's sake!

    July 6, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |


    July 6, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
1 2 3