When the curtain goes up on Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court confirmation hearing next month, the stars of the show will be the nominee and the 19 members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. But this production is scripted mostly by a handful of Republican and Democratic lawyers on Capitol Hill who are currently digging through documents and drafting questions. And while the theme of an almost certain confirmation remains, one or two discoveries could alter that story line before hearings begin on July 13.
Senate Lawyers Toil Behind the Scenes in Preparation for Sotomayor Hearings
The National Law Journal
June 17, 2009