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  • Sotomayor blog: Leahy is bullish

    by James Oliphant Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, just confidently told reporters that Judge Sotomayor "will be confirmed"--with strong mustard on the "will." The math isn't difficult. There are 60 votes in the Democratic caucus.
  • Sotomayor live blog: An early outburst

    by James Oliphant The first fireworks at the Sotomayor hearings came from the small gallery seated at the rear of Hart 216, not from any of the senators. While Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) was delivering her opening statement, a bearded...

    Watchdogs whack DOJ for cronyism

    A pair of Justice Department watchdogs this morning weighed in with a scathing report which concludes that senior department officials used political affiliation to weed out candidates for coveted appointments to a pair of prestigious entry level programs...

    Sotomayor live blog: Leahy speaks

    by James Oliphant It's 10 a.m. and the hearing room in the Hart building is packed to the rafters. Nearly all the seats are filled by media. Reports of the near extinction of the Washington press corps seem to be...

    Judge Sonia: Of course they invoke Deter Jeter

    At the end of Sen. Amy Klobuchar's time questioning Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, the Minnesota Democrat became the latest interrogator to bring up Sotomayor's love of baseball. "Did you have a chance to watch the All-Star game last...