Cochran to listen carefully to Sotomayer during hearing

Crapo said he raised concerns about judicial activism and the Second Ammendment and that Sotomayor assured him that she believes judges are not makers of policy.

“Although Judge Sotomayor has an impressive legal background, questions have been raised regarding her previous rulings, writings and comments on many important issues,” Crapo said. “A justice sitting on our nation’s highest court should be willing to interpret the law, rather than legislate from the bench. This ensures that personal biases are kept out of judicial decision-making.”

He added, “I disagree with judicial activism and would not support a nominee who considers this to be a judge’s function.”

Sotomayor, who according to a schedule released by the White House also met with Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., is scheduled to begin formal confirmation hearings July 13.

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