Politics & Government

May 26, 2009 1:38 PM

Sotomayor likely to get gentle scrutiny from Congress

The congressional fate of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor rests squarely with Democrats — who were enthusiastic about her nomination Tuesday — because Republicans lack the clout to stop her and could face political consequences if they try. The Republicans' dilemma: Hispanics are an important swing vote, and Republicans are already under fire in many quarters for their tough stand on illegal immigration.

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