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From CNN:

Under tough questioning from Republicans, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor conceded Tuesday she made a bad play on words in her controversial statement that a “wise Latina woman” could reach a better conclusion than a white man.

“I want to state up front, unequivocally and without doubt: I do not believe that any ethnic, racial or gender group has an advantage in sound judging,” Sotomayor said on the second day of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on her nomination by President Obama to be the first Hispanic justice on the the nation’s highest court.

Facing direct questioning for the first time, Sotomayor remained calm as Democrats and Republicans asked her about past cases and speeches that have been publicized since Obama nominated her in May to become the 111th person to sit on the Supreme Court.

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