During the lunch break we’d love to hear your thoughts and comments about the hearing thus far. If you’re not already, you can follow AFJ President Nan Aron on Twitter for live updates; her commentary has been complimented thus far by numerous tweeters including
@ cbhutton: RT @NanAron: has great coverage of the confirmation hearing! Best use of twitter I've seen.
You can read the full transcripts of the senators' opening statements on the Senate Judiciary Committee Website. So far eleven senators have given their statements, so eight more statements remain before we get to hear Judge Sotomayor’s opening statement. She will have an opportunity to respond more directly to some of the mischaracterizations of her record tomorrow, when the actual questioning begins.