A law degree wasn't a requirement last week to participate in the biggest legal spectacle in the nation -- even for those asking the questions. The Senate Judiciary Committee includes members who haven't sat through 1L classes, let alone had the extensive academic training or practical legal experience of some of their colleagues. So how did they prepare to take on the responsibility of grilling U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor on complex questions of constitutional theory and statutory interpretation?
Questioning Sotomayor Without a License
The National Law Journal
July 21, 2009