Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination draws focus to the gains of minority and female judges nationwide.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is now scheduled to vote on the Supreme Court nominee on July 28. She is expected to win approval both there and in the full Senate.
At her confirmation hearings this week, any ideological slugfest was avoided as the nominee stayed low-key and judicial.
Sotomayor had ruled against them in a controversial reverse-discrimination case. In Senate testimony Thursday, they vented their displeasure.
The Supreme Court nominee is choosing her words carefully about the Second Amendment during confirmation hearings.
But during Tuesday's hearing, the Supreme Court nominee demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the law and jurisprudence.
The Supreme Court nominee said Tuesday that she had to follow legal precedent. Critics in the Senate sharply disagreed.
Senators drew the battle lines early in confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court nominee.
She presented a compelling story of family struggle and had a few words of explanation to her harshest critics.