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Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor
President Barack Obama nominated federal judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York for the Supreme Court, positioning the longtime federal jurist to become the first Hispanic member of the nation's highest court.

Sotomayor, first appointed to the federal district court for the Southern District of New York by Republican President George H.W. Bush in 1991, sits on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She was elevated to the circuit court, one of the nation's most prestigious, by Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1998.
President Barack Obama nominated federal judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York for the Supreme Court, positioning the longtime federal jurist to become the first Hispanic member of the nation's highest court.

Sotomayor, first appointed to the federal district court for the Southern District of New York by Republican President George H.W. Bush in 1991, sits on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She was elevated to the circuit court, one of the nation's most prestigious, by Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1998.
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  • Kennedy Center Honors Rock, Riff, Dance and Sing Despite Storm

    The nation's capital embraced five titans of the performing arts Sunday night at the 36th annual Kennedy Center Honors, this city's premiere assemblage of political and entertainment gentry. Shirley MacLaine, Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, jazz musician...
  • A 21st century right to privacy

    After it was revealed that the government was "bulk collecting" Americans' telephone records, President Obama tried to be reassuring. "Nobody is listening to your telephone calls," he said. "They are not looking at people's names, and they're not...
  • Supreme Court hears dispute over airline's report of 'unstable pilot'

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court grappled Monday with whether to expand legal protections for airlines that report "suspicious" activity to the Transportation Security Administration, even if such information later turns out to be exaggerated or...
  • Supreme Court restores death sentence for Kansas murderer

    Supreme Court restores death sentence for Kansas murderer
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday restored a death sentence for a Kansas murderer who claimed his 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination had been violated when he was forced to submit to a mental health exam after claiming he was...
  • Judge says NSA phone data collection is probably unconstitutional

    WASHINGTON — A federal judge has for the first time ruled that the National Security Agency's once-secret policy of collecting the dialing records of all phone calls in the country probably violates the Constitution, a defeat for the government that...
  • Lessons for Obama from reading inaugurals past [Video chat]

    Lessons for Obama from reading inaugurals past [Video chat]
    Editor's note: Join Hector Tobar and book critic David L. Ulin on the Jacket Copy blog for a live video chat on the literary legacy of American inaugurations in general, and President Obama's 2013 inauguration in particular, on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Pacific....
  • Katie Couric welcomes Sonia Sotomayor, America Ferrera

     
    Katie Couric will use her Friday show to celebrate the strides made by Hispanic Americans. Her guests are U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor; Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas; Emmy-winner America Ferrera, who won fans on “Ugly Betty&#...
  • In Orlando-only Spanish ad, Obama campaign blasts Romney over Sotomayor

     
    The re-election campaign of President Barack Obama is launching a new Spanish-language TV commercial in Orlando only that blasts Mitt Romney for saying he would not have supported Justice Sonia Sotomayor's appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. The ad,...
  • President Obama inauguration TV coverage

     
    Updated Jan. 20, 2013, 1:29pm CT On Monday, Jan. 21 (officially on Jan. 20), Barack Obama will be sworn in to begin his second term as President of the United States, along with Joe Biden as Vice President. The oath of office will formally be administered...
  • Katie Couric lands Manti Te’o; Soledad O’Brien talks to Sonia Sotomayor

     
    Oprah Winfrey landed the supposedly big interview last week: Lance Armstrong. Katie Couric is getting the big interview this week: Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o, who says he is the victim of a hoax about a woman he called his late girlfriend. Te'o...
  • Obama campaign to celebrate Sotomayor’s anniversary

     
    The re-election campaign of President Barack Obamawill be highlighting his efforts to get Puerto Rican Sonia Sotomayoronto the U.S. Supreme Court with celebrations in select locations, including a Kissimmee restaurant today. At 6 p.m., OFA-Florida...
  • Kimberly McBroom's Blog

    Kimberly McBroom's Blog
    Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!  Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday...  We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...