Leahy predicts quick confirmation for Sotomayor

Senator Patrick Leahy predicts Sonia Sotomayor will be quickly confirmed to the Supreme Court. Senator Leahy says he won’t permit any "name-calling or histrionics" when the Senate Judiciary Committee takes up Sotomayor’s nomination later today.

Leahy says Sotomayor critics smearing character

Senator Patrick Leahy says some critics of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor are trying to smear her character before the Senate’s confirmation hearings. Leahy says he’s scheduled those hearings for mid- July so the full Senate can vote on the nomination before the August congressional recess.