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Sotomayor Voted Out of Senate Judiciary Committee

Friday, July 31, 2009

By a vote of 13-6, Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to become an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court was voted out of the Senate Judiciary committee on Tuesday, July 28.  Her nomination will now be decided by the full Senate in a vote that is likely to occur next week. 

After Sotomayor completed her testimony, the NRA sent a letter to the entire U.S. Senate stating our opposition to her confirmation because of her previous judicial record, and her refusal to acknowledge during the hearings that self defense is a preexisting, inherent right.

To read NRA's letter, please click here.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.