From NBC's Kelly O'Donnell and Mark Murray
Answering a question from Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl, Sonia Sotomayor said "there is a right to privacy," and called Roe v. Wade "settled law." (Then again, conservative Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts also said Roe v. Wade is settled law during his confirmation hearing in 2005.)
In addition, under questioning by Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, Sotomayor backed away from her infamous "wise Latina" line, Politico writes. "After hearing two months of pointed attacks over her so-called "wise Latina" comments, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor publicly backed off the remarks Tuesday, describing them as 'a rhetorical flourish that fell flat.' 'It left an impression that life experience commanded a result in a case but that's clearly not what I do as a judge,' Sotomayor said under questioning by Sen. Jeff Sessions..."
More: "'I was trying to play on her words. My play fell flat. It was bad,' Sotomayor said."