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Brownback still skeptical about Sotomayor

Sounds like his meeting Wednesday with Judge Sonia Sotomayor did nothing to warm Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., to her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. "I wanted to hear more from her, as I have serious concerns about her philosophy as it relates to an activist judiciary," Brownback said in a statement. "Unfortunately, I did not hear anything in our meeting that allayed those concerns. As Chief Justice Roberts said, a justice should be an impartial umpire, not a player in the game. I am afraid Judge Sotomayor wants to be more of a player than an umpire." If his concerns stand, Brownback, who voted against her nomination to the federal appeals court in 1998, would join Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., in the "no" column on her confirmation.