Hatch: I’m Now Concerned About Things Sotomayor Wrote Before I Supported Her Last Time

Earlier today, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) called in to MSNBC to raise concerns about a judge whom he’s supported twice.

Hatch cites, among other things, an article Sotomayor wrote in 1996–two years before he supported her confirmation to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. But, he says, the Supreme Court is a different thing altogether.

As a senior, and influential, member of the Judiciary Committee, Hatch will have significant sway over how quickly and smoothly the coming confirmation process moves forward.