It did not look like anything special happened today. It was more of Sotomayor saying 'the right things' to try to reduce the controversy around her. There were some minor issues, but nothing that appeared to be derailing. I am a bit surprised to see as much negative from reaction on the left to her back peddling on past statements (http://hotair.com/archives/2009/07/15/sotomayors-so-so-reviews-thus-far). It still seems likely that she will be confirmed, and the majority of the public agrees.
Here is the latest Rasmussen poll:
"Ninety percent (90%) now say her confirmation is likely while only four percent (4%) say it is not.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 37% of voters now favor her confirmation while 43% are opposed."
Transcripts from today (four parts because of length):
The Washington Post's more organized breakdown:
"Key Excerpts: Article I | Caseloads | Congressional Regulatory Authority | Commercial Practice | Judicial Activism | Search and Seizure Warrants | Right to Bear Arms | Abortion | Separation of Powers | Civil Rights | 'Wise Latina' Comment | Archives: Day One, Day Two
Questioning by Senators:| Cardin | | Franken | Specter | Kaufman |Klobuchar | Whitehouse | Coburn | Cardin | Cornyn | Leahy | Sessions | Kohl | Hatch | Feinstein | Grassley | Feingold | Kyl | Schumer | Graham | Durbin"
Past Sotomayor posts:
Berman Post: Supreme Court Justice David Souter Will Retire
Berman Post: Obama Comments On Supreme Court Justice David Souter's Retirement
Berman Post: Specter's Defection May Hurt Obama in Picking a New Supreme Court Justice
Berman Post: ObamasFrontrunners.com
Berman Post: Obama Nominates Sonia Sotomayor For Supreme Court Justice
Berman Post: Is Sotomayor a Racist?
Berman Post: When Life Experience Apparently Matters (in Politics)
Berman Post: Harry Reid on Sotomayor - "She's Written Hundreds And Hundreds of Opinions. I Haven't Read a Single One of Them"
Berman Post: Sotomayor Made Other Sexist Comments
Berman Post: Aide To Sotomayor - "Don't Answer Any Questions", Sotomayor to Aide - "I Know"
Berman Post: Sotomayor Was a Member of La Raza For Six Years
Berman Post: Sotomayor's Senior Thesis
Berman Post: Sotomayor Repeatedly Made 'Wise Latino Woman' Statements
Berman Post: Sotomayor Questionnaire Omits Death Penalty Memo, Said Death Penalty Is Racist
Berman Post: Sotomayor And Liberalism (She Said She Does Not Know What Liberalism is After Calling Herself One)
Berman Post: Does Sotomayor's Past Shows a Propensity to be Swept Away by Radical Causes or Theories That Relate to Her Identity?
Berman Post: Sotomayor Fractures Her Ankle
Berman Post: Confirmation Hearings For Sotomayor Start July 13
Berman Post: Sotomayor - "I Am A Product Of Affirmative Action"
Berman Post: 300 New Boxes of Sotomayor's Work Discovered
Berman Post: Sotomayor's Ricci Decision Overruled by The Supreme Court
Berman Post: Public Support For Sotomayor Slipping
Berman Post: Sotomayor Helped Bork Bork
Berman Post: Tax 'Issues' For Sotomayor?
Berman Post: Sotomayor Supporters Trying to Smear Ricci
Berman Post: Public Support For Sotomayor Second-Lowest For a Supreme Court Nominee in 20 Year
Berman Post: Confirmation Hearing For Sotomayor Begin
Berman Post: Confirmation Hearing For Sotomayor - Day Two