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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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  • Sotomayor: 'Piece of cake,' she's told

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama already knew one of the finalists for the Supreme Court whom he was considering: federal Judge Diane Wood of Chicago, a fellow teacher of constitutional law at the University of Chicago. But the president......
  • Supreme Court pick: Preemptive strike

     
    by James Oliphant Which front-runner for the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court is favored by conservative activists? That's an easy question: None of them. The Judicial Confirmation Network, which pushes for conservative nominees for the high court, has.....
  • Sonia Sotomayor: Obama's court pick

     
    by Mark Silva and updated at 10:50 am EDT President Barack Obama today 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......
  • Obama's Supreme Court pick today

     
    by Mark Silva and updated The president's decks are cleared for his Supreme Court nomination today, following a Memorial Day weekend that included a retreat with his family at Camp David and four-and-a-half hours of golf at Fort Belvoir on......
  • Obama, Chicago's Judge Wood, talked

     
    by Mark Silva and updated. President Barack Obama has met with Chicago-based appellate judge Diane Wood, believed to be one of the candidates whom the president is considering for an appointment to the Supreme Court, our friends at Bloomberg News......
  • Sonia Sotomayor, Barack Obama, baseball and me

     
    Sonia Sotomayor is Barack Obama's choice for the open Supreme Court spot. Check it out here. Ms. Sotomayor and I go way back. I was in her courtroom on March 31, 1995, when she kick-started the baseball season with......
  • Obama's new top-court nominee: Reaction begins

     
    President Barack Obama's selection of Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court has two predictable consequences: Celebration of the first Hispanic appointment -- she's Puerto Rican from the Bronx -- mingled with "conservative" admonishments that she's...
  • Obama's 'honeymoon' continues: 65 pct

     
    by Mark Silva Four months in, President Barack Obama's public approval rating is holding fairly steady, at close to two-thirds. And he is faring better, at this stage, than all three of his immediate predecessors. Only Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, John.....
  • Biden: Obama's TelePrompTer 'broken'

     
    by Mark Silva Is there a limit to Joe Biden's jokes? The president suggested so when he reportedly rebuked his vice president for a remark about presidential friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett. And we wondered if Biden wasn't pressing his......
  • Republicans, Obama soften court debate

     
    by Mark Silva Just as Republican leaders attempt to soften the party's criticism for Judge Sonia Sotomayor's widely critiqued comment about the wisdom of a Latino woman, relative to that of a white man, the White House is attempting to......
  • Sonia Sotomayor: Court TV

     
    by Mark Silva This isn't exactly "Judge Sonia.'' But it is video of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, a member of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the Supreme Court, questioning a government lawyer......
  • Obama: Supreme Court's 'old battle lines'

     
    by Mark Silva With the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, President Barack Obama is making some history, touting the life's story of a judge whom he views as an embodiment of the American dream and defying......