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Sotomayor's confirmation hearing

Sotomayor on her way; GOP pledges quick court vote

Sonia Sotomayor sped toward confirmation as the nation's first Hispanic justice Thursday, encouraged by Republican promises of a quick vote and cheered on by a Democratic senator's challenge to take on the Supreme Court's conservative wing when she arrives. Full story

BACKGROUND

About the Nominee

Sotomayor is of Puerto Rican descent and was born in the Bronx. She graduated with an A.B., summa cum laude, from Princeton University in 1976 and received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1979.

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Sotomayor has long record in business cases

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