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Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions Questions Supreme Court Nominee

Washington, D. C. – WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has
vowed to not let her personal views affect how she would rule on
cases from the nation's highest court.
In an exchange with the ranking Republican on the Senate
Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Sotomayor said she believes comments
she has made about the value of life's experiences have been
misinterpreted by her critics.
Sotomayor said flatly to Alabama's Sen. Jeff Sessions: "I do
not permit my sympathies, personal views or prejudices influence
the outcome of my cases." She said that was not the message she
was conveying in a much-criticized speech she gave at Duke
University.

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