Politics & Government

June 9, 2009 1:01 PM

Senate sets July 13 hearing date for Sotomayor

The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin hearings with on the nomination a goal of having federal appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor confirmed by Aug. 6. Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., announced on the Senate floor Tuesday that he was rejecting Republican requests that the hearings be delayed so that the Republican Party could have more time to examine her record.

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