Today the Senate Judiciary Committee kicks off confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor. She is President Obama's first appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, and if she is confirmed she will make history as the first Hispanic on the high court. Joining us for a preview of the confirmation process is Dahlia Lithwick. She is the senior legal correspondent for Slate and joins us from Washington, DC.
"There's not much on the record that's going to hurt her. She really is, like it or not, a pretty pedestrian moderate, technical, mainstream, fairly moderate liberal judge. She's basically David Souter." —Dahlia Lithwick, senior legal correspondent for Slate, on Sonia Sotomayor
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