Sotomayor Thrown A Curve At Confirmation Hearing

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

In a light moment at confirmation hearings immersed at the time in arcane legal talk, Sonia Sotomayor acknowledged she watched TV Tuesday night — and that it was more likely the All-Star game than a re-run of her testimony.

Sotomayor, a native of New York, was asked by Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar (KLOH'-buh-shahr) if she'd tuned in to the game. The judge said only that she'd turned it on "for a little while."

Sotomayor is a Yankee fan, and Klobuchar wanted to make sure she knew that shortstop Derek Jeter was in the game but that catcher Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins had driven in the winning run.

Senate Judiciary Committee Patrick Leahy, a Vermonter, quipped that "I'm resisting any Red Sox comments."


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