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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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  • Senate Hearings Begin For Sonia Sotomayor

    Senate Hearings Begin For Sonia Sotomayor
    Senate confirmation hearings began Monday for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor but it could be a bumpy road ahead. Republicans have indicated they will press the 55-year-old Bronx native and veteran jurist to explain rulings from her past...
  • Sotomayor Concludes First Day Of Confirmation Hearing

    Sotomayor Concludes First Day Of Confirmation Hearing
    The opening statement prepared by Judge Sonia Sotomayor, with input, no doubt, from the White House, attempted to achieve several things in a bid to solidify support and defuse expected GOP attacks. Here's a breakdown: 1) She has a compelling life story....
  • POLL: Would you vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court?

    POLL: Would you vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court?
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  • Sotomayor is remembered as a zealous prosecutor

    The detectives crouched low, guns in hand, sweeping the crumbling apartments, moving cautiously from room to room, barking at the two prosecutors to stay back, to watch out. The lawyers were children of the city, raised in ethnic neighborhoods by...
  • Man Shot and killed by U.S. Capitol Police near the Capitol Campus

    Man Shot and killed by U.S. Capitol Police near the Capitol Campus
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A chaotic scene unfolded near the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday after police shot and killed an armed man in what authorities described as a routine rush hour traffic stop thatturned deadly. U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kim...
  • Police Shoot Armed Man Near US Capitol

    Police Shoot Armed Man Near US Capitol
    WASHINGTON, DC -- A chaotic scene unfolded near the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday after police shot and killed an armed man in what authorities described as a routine rush hour traffic stop that turned deadly. U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kim...
  • Who should bear the burden of UC budget cuts?

    Who should bear the burden of UC budget cuts?
    UC Berkeley law professors Robert Cooter and Aaron Edlin are such ... economists! And they're such men. (They are also brilliant and friends of mine, but that's not the point here.) In their July 16 Op-Ed article, "UC system: layoffs, not pay cuts,"...
  • Sotomayor's Nomination Now In The Hands Of The Senate

    Sotomayor's Nomination Now In The Hands Of The Senate
    Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Now it's in the hands of the full Senate. The committee has voted to approve Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor to be the first Hispanic justice....
  • Sotomayor Clears Senate Judiciary Committee

    Sotomayor Clears Senate Judiciary Committee
    Judge Sonia Sotomayor, poised to become the first Latino member of the U.S. Supreme Court, won the support of the Senate Judiciary Committee today in a lopsided vote cast largely along party lines for President Barack Obama's first nominee for the nation'...
  • Vitter Says He'll Oppose Sotomayor

    Vitter Says He'll Oppose Sotomayor
    U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he will oppose President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor. Vitter announced his decision Tuesday, saying he intends to vote against Sotomayor when her nomination comes before the full Senate. The...
  • Where to go?

    Where to go?
    Today's flash points include a Harvard professor, Supreme Court nominee and vilified quarterback. Say hello to Henry Louis Gates Jr., Sonia Sotomayor and Michael Vick. We sports types will leave Gates to sociologists and Sotomayor to the Senate. But...