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May 29, 2009 3:38 PM

Sotomayor's record reveals she's far from soft on crime

Before her Supreme Court nomination, Sonia Sotomayor put some crooks in prison and cut others some slack. She's confronted killers and empowered police. She has also sympathized with inmates and challenged prosecutors. While tilting liberal in some areas, Sotomayor's five years in the Manhattan district attorney's office and 17 years on the federal bench appear to place her near the center in criminal law matters.

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