Sotomayor: 9/11 Did Not Change My Views On Civil Liberties

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) asked Judge Sonia Sotomayor a key question at Tuesday afternoon’s hearings: Did 9/11 change her views on constitutionally protected civil liberties?

Feingold – well-known for his fight to uphold the Constitution in this area – was pleased by her answer. Watch the video below.

Sotomayor, a Bronx native, called 9/11 a “horrific day” and told her own personal account before going on to give a strong position on the issue.

“In response to your question, does it change my view of the Constitution? No, sir. The Constitution is a timeless document. It was intended to guide us through decades – generation after generation – to everything that would develop in our country. It has protected us as a nation and it has inspired our survival. That doesn’t change.”

Feingold responded, “I appreciate that answer, judge.”

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