On the Hill

Sotomayor: I Will Follow the Law

Sonia Sotomayor attempted to preempt her critics on Monday with her introductory remarks at her confirmation hearing: “The task of a judge is not to make law,” she said. “It is to apply law.” She pledged to serve the “larger interest of impartial justice,” not the narrow cause of any special interest. "My personal and professional experiences help me listen and understand, with the law always commanding the result in every case," she said.