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Live from the Sotomayor confirmation hearings: Day one

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(Read caption) Sens. Patrick Leahy and Jeff Sessions show Judge Sonia Sotomayor to her seat Monday morning at the US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings in Washington.

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Judge Sonia Sotomayor is one of the few women ever nominated to join the highest court in the land, and she’s also the first Hispanic. We brought you the first day of her confirmation hearings live here, courtesy of CBS News.

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Sonia Sotomayor’s historic trial by Senate fire about to begin