Sotomayor’s rulings

Minnesota Public Radio will be providing live coverage of the nomination hearings for Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Minnesota’s two senators — Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken — sit on the Judiciary Committee.

Perhaps you’ll want to get started reading some of the newly released papers about her nomination. The New York Times forced the release of more than 5,000 pages of White House documents on Sotomayor.

The documents are now available online at the National Archives Web site. There are also links to Sotomayor documents in the archives of President Bill Clinton and President George H.W. Bush.

Several news organizations today provided analysis of her Appeals Court record. The Times has just posted an article claiming he was tougher on criminals than her colleagues. The Washington Post’s Jerry Markon held an online chat today on his analysis of her rulings.

The hearings start on Monday

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