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Nomination on Track, Sotomayor Hearings Set to Begin July 13th

WASHINGTON - In response to the announcement of the confirmation hearings for
Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, People For the American Way
President Michael B. Keegan had the following statement:

"Today's announcement is a clear sign that Judge Sonia Sotomayor is on track to be confirmed to the Supreme Court.

"Judge Sotomayor is an eminently qualified nominee, and the
misguided efforts by some prominent Republicans and their right-wing
allies to smear her have failed.

"In recent years Supreme Court nominees have traditionally had
hearings within two months of being nominated. Today's announcement is
consistent with the timeline for nominees of both parties."



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