Sargent thinks Sotomayor will be questioned on abortion, from the left:

While many have assumed she’s reliable on Roe, there’s precedent for surprising turns from Supreme Court justices, such as David Souter’s 1990s vote to uphold abortion rights. Indeed, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs conceded yesterday that Obama had not directly asked her in their interviews whether she supports the Roe ruling. No one expects Dem Senators to not support Sotomayor. But if she does give an unsatisfactory answer to the Roe question, it could suddenly become a lot more dicey to do so. This one’s worth watching.

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