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07/16/2009

Video: S.S. Marriage

by Jeremy Hooper

Of course Judge Sotomayor's not going to reveal anything here. She'd be silly too. But she seems to understand the fundamentals, and seems, via her immediate reaction to Sen. Coburn, to understand the desire by some to trap her with his line of questioning.

There's no need on her part to stress the things that should go without saying (as in, "I respect all people, but..."), and her comfort with (and seeming expectation of) taking up a marriage equality case is fairly apparent. Overall, this answer is pleasing to us. What do you think?

**SEE ALSO: HRC has more of her marriage-centric exchanges: As Sotomayor Hearings Continue, Marriage Keeps Coming Up [HRC Backstory]

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Your thoughts

Am I the only one who isn't tech-savvy enough to figure out how to play this video?

Posted by: Marce Wyzdyx | Jul 16, 2009 2:18:36 PM

I'm not a lawyer, as the majority of these committee members are, but even I can see the stupidity of these hypothetical legal questions.

"Do you think a Supreme Court decision to legalize same sex marriage would be creating law or interpreting law?"

Well, Senator Genius, I'd have to read the court's opinion to see how they arrived at their decision. But since there has been no such decision, your question has no premise.

Posted by: Jake | Jul 16, 2009 4:36:40 PM

She is a very wise woman. Great video clip! It shows that she has a very discerning spirit and thoroughly thinks before she speaks.

Snaps to Obama for picking this one!

Posted by: Beej the Pink Sheep | Jul 16, 2009 9:20:17 PM

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