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White House Won't Say Who Prepped Sotomayor

08/22/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

At the request of a Democratic Senate, the Bush administration in 2006 opened a rare window on the process for preparing a Supreme Court nominee for a confirmation hearing. The administration produced a list of 38 people -- members of the Republican legal elite, from inside and outside government -- who had helped Samuel Alito Jr. practice the answers he would give to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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