Politics & Government

June 3, 2009 6:13 PM

Fearing backlash, GOP tones down rhetoric on Sotomayor

After an initial burst of often personal criticism of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, some conservatives, including Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich, are scaling back their attacks and admitting that her judicial record is more moderate than some of her speeches that they've been attacking.

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