Politics & Government

July 13, 2009 10:45 AM

Sotomayor pledges to apply — not make — the law

Sonia Sotomayor told her up-from-the-bootstraps story Monday to the Senate Judiciary Committee and vowed that a judge's role is "not to make law. It is to apply the law." Skeptical Republicans warned, however, that they'll ask tough questions beginning Tuesday about her background and activism.

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