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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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  • Supreme Court upholds Obama health care law

    Supreme Court upholds Obama health care law
    In a landmark ruling that will impact the November election and the lives of every American, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the controversial health care law championed by President Barack Obama. The narrow 5-4 ruling was a victory for Obama...
  • High Court Rules for Broadcasters on TV 'Indecency'

    High Court Rules for Broadcasters on TV 'Indecency'
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court, in a narrow ruling Thursday, rejected fines levied against several television networks for having aired "fleeting expletives" or momentary nudity nearly a decade ago. The justices said the broadcasters were not given...
  • High Court Rejects Part of Ariz. Immigration Law

    High Court Rejects Part of Ariz. Immigration Law
    The U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of an Arizona law Monday that sought to deter illegal immigration, but it let stand a controversial provision that lets police check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws. In a decision sure...
  • How the Supreme Court will reveal its healthcare ruling

    How the Supreme Court will reveal its healthcare ruling
    WASHINGTON -- Just before 10 a.m. EDT today, the nine justices of the Supreme Court will be summoned by a buzzer to the robing room behind the court bench. No matter how acrimonious the fight over the healthcare decision they are about to announce,...
  • Supreme Court upholds Obamacare 5-4; White House 'elated'

    Supreme Court upholds Obamacare 5-4; White House 'elated'
    In a landmark ruling that will impact the November election and the lives of every American, theU.S. Supreme Courton Thursday upheld the controversial health care law championed by President Barack Obama. The narrow 5-4 ruling was a victory for Obama but...
  • Supreme Court upholds healthcare law as tax measure

    Supreme Court upholds healthcare law as tax measure
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of President Obama’s healthcare law Thursday, ruling the government may impose tax penalties on persons who do not have health insurance. The court’s long-awaited ruling...
  • Supreme Court strikes down Stolen Valor Act

    Supreme Court strikes down Stolen Valor Act
    The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the federal Stolen Valor Act, which made it a crime to falsely claim to have received certain military medals. In a 6-3 decision, the high court said lying about medals and military service, while "contemptible"...
  • Perry drops out of presidential race, endorses Gingrich

    Perry drops out of presidential race, endorses Gingrich
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry abandoned his presidential bid and endorsed Newt Gingrich, a move coming just two days before the pivotal South Carolina primary as Republican front-runner Mitt Romney struggles to fend off a challenge from the former House speaker....
  • U.S. Supreme Court rules GPS tracking requires a warrant

    U.S. Supreme Court rules GPS tracking requires a warrant
    Police erred by not obtaining an extended search warrant before attaching a tracking device to a drug suspect's car, the Supreme Court said in a unanimous ruling Monday. A majority of justices said that secretly placing the device and monitoring the man'...
  • Gay marriage fight may hinge on Supreme Court's Anthony Kennedy

    Gay marriage fight may hinge on Supreme Court's Anthony Kennedy
    The Supreme Court has nine justices, but if the constitutional fight over same-sex marriage reaches them this year, the decision will probably come down to just one: a California Republican and Reagan-era conservative who has nonetheless written the...
  • Analysis: Why Supreme Court May Uphold Healthcare Law

    Analysis: Why Supreme Court May Uphold Healthcare Law
    (Reuters) - Conventional political wisdom holds that the Supreme Court, scheduled to hear a challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law beginning on Monday, is likely to strike it down on partisan lines. The court's Republican appointees enjoy...
  • Obama Healthcare Law Faces High Court Hearing

    Obama Healthcare Law Faces High Court Hearing
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul faces its biggest court test next week, capping a legal battle that could reshape the powers of the U.S. government, redefine medical care for most Americans and transform the 2012...