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Committee Members

Leahy (D-VT)
Sessions (R-AL)
Kohl (D-WI)
Hatch (R-UT)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Grassley (R-NE)
Feingold (D-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Schumer (D-NY)
Graham (R-SC)
Durbin (D-IL)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Cardin (D-MD)
Coburn (R-OK)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kaufman (D-DE)
Specter (D-PA)
Franken (D-MN)


The Witness List
American Bar Association Witnesses

  1. Kim Askew, Chair of the Standing Committee
  1. Mary Boies, Primary Reviewer

Majority Witnesses

  1. Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New York
  1. Chuck Canterbury, National President, Fraternal Order of Police
  1. David Cone, former Major League Baseball pitcher
  1. JoAnne A. Epps, Dean, Temple University Beasley School of Law, on behalf of the National Association of Women Lawyers
  1. Louis Freeh, former Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  1. Michael J. Garcia, former U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York
  1. Wade Henderson, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
  1. Patricia Hynes, President, New York City Bar Association
  1. Dustin McDaniel, Attorney General, State of Arkansas
  1. Robert Morgenthau, District Attorney, New York County, New York
  1. Ramona Romero, National President, Hispanic National Bar Association
  1. Congressman Jose E. Serrano, New York Sixteenth District
  1. Theodore M. Shaw, Professor, Columbia Law School
  1. Kate Stith, Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law, Yale Law School
  1. Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Minority Witnesses

  1. Linda Chavez, President, Center for Equal Opportunity
  1. Sandy Froman, Esq., former President, National Rifle Association of America
  1. Dr. Stephen Halbrook, Attorney
  1. Tim Jefires, Founder, P7 Enterprises
  1. Peter Kirsanow, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  1. David Kopel, Esq., Independence Institute
  1. John McGinnis, Professor, Northwestern University School of Law
  1. Neomi Rao, Professor, George Mason University School of Law
  1. Frank Ricci, Director of Fire Services, ConnectiCOSH (Connecticut Council on Occupational Saftey and Health)
  1. David Rivkin, Esq., Partner, Baker Hostetler
  1. Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Professor, Georgetown University School of Law
  1. Ilya Somin, Professor, George Mason University School of Law
  1. Lieutenant Ben Vargas, New Haven Fire Department
  1. Dr. Charmaine Yoest, Americans United for Life

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Legal terms used in hearing, for non-lawyers... (useful to me, for what it's worth)
Legalese in Sotomayor hearing explained

Originally posted to aimzzz on Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 06:49 AM PDT.

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