Sotomayor faces confirmation hearing
(NECN: John Moroney) - The Senate Confirmation Hearing for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor begins on Monday morning, and the day prior she was the talk of the political pundits. Sotomayor has said very little about her nomination, but that will all change Monday. The first Hispanic, and only ...
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Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor will be in the hot seat tomorrow -- her senate confirmation hearings began. Sotomayor faces a friendly Jerry Democrats hold a comfortable majority in the Senate Judiciary Committee and a filibuster resistant sixty votes in the senate. And against John -- joins us now with -- more on what we can expect jump. Average doesn't happen a lot but the US senate is set to take up the -- of a Supreme Court nominee. Sonia Sotomayor has said very little daughter nomination but that will all change tomorrow. The first Hispanic and only third woman to be nominated to the Supreme Court Sonia sotomayor's formal job interview starts Monday. And a lot of Americans will be watching for so -- this has been men like Yunel older white men. And I think just like the diversity of just having another female would have been -- more exciting for me -- Concerned a little bit of background of the fireman's. Situation. So other than that. I really don't know where it's gonna go unknowns -- -- broad. Seven weeks ago the president asked the 55 year old appeals court judge to serve on the nation's highest court. Republicans have been critical of the nomination. Pointing to a comment Sotomayor made suggesting a wise Latina could reach a better conclusion than a white male. Plus or reputation took it last month. When the Supreme Court overturned one of her rulings involving a group of New Haven firefighters. Which had been denied promotion based on race. Advocated out of -- that suggest that your personal experiences. Even prejudices. She uses that word on it fit expected that they would influence the decision you make. We took a blow I think at the very ideal of American justice. Democrats are standing by the nominate the -- Sotomayor as smart George with a distinct American background. Having been raised by single mother and the housing projects in New York City. And they say her seventeen year record on the federal bench shows she's mainstream. -- faster batters speeches -- she said ultimately and completely the law controls. And as he drives she's shown over and over again and ultimately and completely. -- -- -- Now President Obama called Sotomayor on Sunday to wish her good luck Barbara and compliment her for making courtesy Colston nearly nine these senators. So at this expected to go well for her then. It is expected go very well faction is expected to be confirmed Democrats are course in the majority in the senate and the Republicans have said that they will not tried to block her nomination. John -- reporting to us thank you and starting to my niece and we'll have live coverage of Supreme Court nominee Sonia sotomayor's confirmation hearings. Our coverage begins at 10 in the morning when will continue throughout the day. You can see the entire proceedings streaming live on any cnn.com. As well.