Debate Over Who Sotomayor is a Sensitive One

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Republicans face an uphill battle in Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Opponents say they're prepared to use every tool in their arsenal to sway public opinion.

And they may get some help making their case next month.

Many legal analysts predict the Supreme Court will overturn Sotomayor's ruling in a reverse discrimination employment case.

CBN News spoke with Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riano, Department Chair of Government at the Regent School of Undergraduate Studies.

Click the player for more on how Republicans can oppose her without alienating the Hispanic community.

The high court already has overturned 60 percent of Sotomayor's rulings delivered on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.

Lawmakers are preparing to scrutinize her record.

"I think the center-right coalition is very unified on this message of she's a judicial activist. Her words and her own published writings tell that story," said Gary Marx, the executive director of Judicial Confirmation Network.

President Obama is pushing to have Sotomayor confirmed by the end of the summer.

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