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Judge Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday promised to apply the law "ultimately and completely" regardless of circumstance, said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy.

Sotomayor was commenting on the issue of race and gender in her judicial philosophy, Leahy said.

The Supreme Court nominee met with Leahy while making the rounds with key senators on Capitol Hill. Read full article »

CNN's Jim Acosta and Dana Bash contributed to this report.

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