With a date set for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings, the one thing GOP member's won't be able to criticize is her level of experience.
As a senator, Obama voted against Justices Roberts and Alito on the basis of their ideology, Republicans say. Why can't we do the same? they ask.
Judge Sotomayor's confirmation hearings could provide the spark on hot-button issues such as gay marriage and abortion.
Democrats push for July; GOP senators say they need more time to examine her record.
But growing up in a 'minority-majority' neighborhood does shape one's view of the world, residents say.
She asked probing questions of each side in the reverse-discrimination suit. But the circuit court's 135-word summary order rubbed some the wrong way.