Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings: Video and Live Blog

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Your friendly D.C. bureau legal affairs reporter, Stephanie Mencimer, has been reporting live from inside the Sotomayor confirmation hearings. We’ve teamed up with TheUptake.org to bring you live video of the hearing (plus Twitter updates from Stephanie and David Corn in the crawl). Also check out the live blog below the video. You can find all that here.  If you missed Monday or Tuesday’s action, check out the wrap-ups: Pride and Prejudice and Where Did Sotomayor’s Empathy Go? Plus, two video highlights from the week so far: Sonia knows nunchucks, and Al Franken’s flop.

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