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FILE - Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor gives her opening statement on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this July 13, 2009 file photo taken during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The National Rifle Association now has added a lesser-known strategy to protect its interests: opposing President Barack Obama's judicial nominees whom it sees as likely to enforce gun-control laws. In some cases, the group's opposition has kept jobs on federal benches unfilled. The NRA opposed both Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan and warned its allies in Congress that their votes to confirm each would be held against them. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File) Photo by
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