Confirmation hearings begin for Supreme Court nominee Sotomayor in Washington

Confirmation hearings begin for Supreme Court nominee Sotomayor in Washington

Sen. Arlen Specter, D-PA, makes an opening statement as Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the start of her confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 13, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)