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July 16, 2009 12:41 AM

Firefighter Ricci, GOP can't halt Sotomayor confirmation drive

Republicans launched a last-ditch effort Thursday to heighten doubts about Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's judicial temperament, grilling her hard on a key affirmative action case, gun rights and other volatile issues. But even Republicans agreed that she's likely to be confirmed. That vote is now expected in the week of Aug. 3.

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