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Sotomayor hearings: Silence on the subject

July 15, 2009 |  9:22 am

Sonia Sotomayor was in the middle of explaining her handling of a child pornography case when her microphone suddenly shut off, prompting confused looks all around.

“That was not a power from above,” Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) joked. “I have certain powers as chairman but not that one.”

The mike quickly came back to life, and Sotomayor continued.

— Kate Linthicum

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