VOAVideo: Judge Sonia Sotomayor; Witnesses Testify
After days of intense questioning, a federal appeals judge of humble origin is poised to become the first Hispanic justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Sonia Sotomayor endured three days of tough questions. And late on Thursday [July 16th], the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee turned to a group of witnesses to praise and criticize her. There were politicians and activists and in one case, plaintiffs who lost in her court. VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports on the highlights of the day.