Chamber Weighs Sotomayor Endorsement

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which endorsed retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter when he was nominated to the court in 1990, says it will follow its formal protocols and examine Sonia Sotomayor's credentials to determine whether it will endorse her as a nominee.

"A committee of members consisting of Supreme Court practitioners and experts in business law will evaluate the candidate's fitness for office based on his or her legal scholarship, judicial temperament, and understanding of business and economic issues," National Chamber Litigation Center Executive Vice President Robin Conrad said in a press release today.

"It is important that the confirmation process focus carefully on the nominee's views and how they would impact economic growth and Main Street businesses. It is equally important that the next associate justice applies the law without bias," Conrad said.

The Chambers has previously endorsed justices Roberts, Alito, Breyer, Ginsburg, and Thomas, in addition to Souter.

BusinessWeek this morning rated Sotomayor's record on business issues as mixed, calling her a moderate.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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