Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Judge Sotomayor: CRS analysis of selected opinions

The Congressional Research Service report, Judge Sonia Sotomayor: Analysis of Selected Opinions, dated June 19, 2009, is now available.

To fulfill its constitutional “advice and consent” function, the Senate will consider Judge Sotomayor’s extensive record – compiled from years as a lawyer, prosecutor, district court judge, and appellate court judge – to better understand her legal approaches and judicial philosophy. This report provides an analysis of selected opinions authored by Judge Sotomayor during her tenure as a judge on the Second Circuit. Discussions of the selected opinions are grouped according to various topics of legal significance.

Judge Sotomayor's confirmation hearing is scheduled to begin Monday, July 13.

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