Full Context #2: The Full Video of Sotomayor’s 2005 Duke Appearance

By Lindsey Ellerson

May 28, 2009 5:43pm

As has been part of the debate surrounding President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor, in 2005 she took part in a panel discussion at the Duke University Law School, where she said the "Court of Appeals is where policy is made." 

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs today took issue with the small snippet of her remarks being taken out of context.  “Whoever posted that clip posted however many seconds — six, eight, 10, I don’t know the exact number — but they didn’t post the full clip and there’s no context.”

Thanks to our friends at C-SPAN, here is the entire discussion.

Watch the statement only here.

Earlier this week we provided the full context of Sotomayor’s controversial remarks from 2001 when she said “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”


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