FROM Alex Kingsbury
First Day of Questioning in Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings Under grilling by Republican Senators at her confirmation hearing today, Judge Sonia Sotomayor firmly denied racial bias. Once again, she found herself responding to challenges about her famous comment that " wise Latinas " would make better decisions than judges with other backgrounds. Alex Kingsbury is associate editor at US News and World Report .
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