Curtain Rises on Sotomayor Hearing

This morning begins the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.  What role will her views on campaign finance law and the First Amendment play during the proceedings?  According to The Politico,

[i]n a rare and little-noticed law review article, she forcefully defended the policy motivations behind such [campaign finance] restrictions, questioning the line between campaign contributions and “bribes,” calling on Congress to overhaul campaign finance laws – including suggesting public financing of its own elections – and blasting the Federal Election Commission for not enforcing existing laws.

The Center for Competitive Politics has some analysis of her writings on these issues.

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