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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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    McManus: Obama's 'tax' lapse
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    The White House released a speech from President Barack Obama before the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Now that there’s new debate in D.C. over immigration reform, Obama dwelled on that issue as well. Senator Harry Reid said he is reintroducing the...
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    Representative Kendrick Meek went over a checklist of issues before a group of Hispanic voters he met Friday at east Orange County’s Puerto Rican association as he reminded them that he is the Democrat in the U.S. Senate race – not the Republican...
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    Harry Reid - Sharron Angle debate: Topic-by-topic recap...
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    Harry Reid and Sharron Angle square off on the Supreme Court in their first and only debate....