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The Sotomayor Hearings, Online and on Twitter

To paraphrase a tweet last night from CBS News legal analyst Andrew Cohen, imagine what the confirmation process will be like when the vacant seat really is a court changer. Even though no one seems to think that Sonia Sotomayor would alter the balance of the Supreme Court if confirmed, and even though there appears little doubt that she will be confirmed, her confirmation hearings should be interesting to watch as they get underway today.

One of the best places to follow the action is right in front of your computer. Various news organizations are providing streaming video and various legal observers will be providing live coverage via their blogs and Twitter. Among those tweeting the hearing:

- The National Law Journal (via @Legal_Times).
- The aforementioned Andrew Cohen of CBS News.
- MSNBC Politics.

The hashtags for following tweets about the hearing are #sotomayor or #sotoshow. For blog coverage, Tom Goldstein and Kristina Moore will liveblog the hearings at SCOTUSblog. They are using Cover it Live, a program that plays a live stream of their posts in your browser. Also blogging live is David Lat from Above the Law.

For video coverage on the Web, I am aware of these sources:

- ABC News
- CBS News
- PBS
- MSNBC
- C-SPAN

So grab a cup of coffee and pull up a chair in front of your computer for a ringside seat at the Sotomayor hearings.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on July 13, 2009 at 12:06 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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