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GOP Preps Sotomayor Grilling

Which Sonia Sotomayor do you believe in: The hardworking, dedicated judge who climbed the social ladder, or the radical, "activist" judge? It probably depends on your political affiliation. Democrats and Republicans are preparing their starkly different messages for Sotomayor's confirmation hearings, which begin Monday. Republicans will paint her as an "an extremist who could use her Supreme Court seat to even the scales for minority groups she considers victimized by American history," according to The Wall Street Journal. Democrats, meanwhile, will focus on her experience—including that, as a judge, she has voted with the majority in over 98 percent of constitutional cases.