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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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  • 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...
  • Clunker Deals Could End By Friday

    Clunker Deals Could End By Friday
    WASHINGTON -- The government's wildly popular "cash for clunkers" program, offering $4,500 rebates to customers who trade in gas guzzlers, is likely to end Friday if the Senate doesn't approve $2 billion more for it, the White House says. "If it doesn'...
  • Sen. Murray Weighs In On Sotomayor Debate

    Sen. Murray Weighs In On Sotomayor Debate
    The Senate is at odds over whether judge Sonia Sotomayor is fit for the Supreme Court. And now, Senator Patty Murray joining the debate. Sen. Murray said she takes a special, personal interest in Supreme Court nominations. In a speech she gave on the...
  • Confirmed: Sonia Sotomayor To Become Supreme Court Justice

    Confirmed: Sonia Sotomayor To Become Supreme Court Justice
    Sonia Sotomayor completed an unlikely and historic journey today, one that began with her birth in a Bronx, New York, housing project 55 years ago and culminated in her confirmation as the Supreme Court's 111th justice. When she is sworn into office,...
  • Senate confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court

    Senate confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court
    The Senate has confirmed Sonia Sotomayor as the first Hispanic Justice on the Supreme Court. The vote was 68-31 for Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's first high court nominee. She becomes the 111th justice and just the third woman to serve on the...
  • U.S. Senate Confirms Sonia Sotomayer for U.S. Supreme Court Judge

    U.S. Senate Confirms Sonia Sotomayer for U.S. Supreme Court Judge
    The Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor Thursday as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court. The vote was 68-31 for Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's first high court nominee. She becomes the 111th justice and just the third woman to serve....
  • Locals Reaction to Sonia Sotomayor

    Locals Reaction to Sonia Sotomayor
    Sonia Sotomayor will be the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice after a Senate vote this afternoon.And local Hispanics are liking it.Norma's Bakery is where the bread is hot and the current event talk is aplenty especially when it relates to issues of...
  • Sen. Mel Martinez's exit kicks ball to Crist

    Sen. Mel Martinez's exit kicks ball to Crist
    U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez ended months of speculation that he wouldn't finish his term and abruptly announced his resignation Friday — opening the door for Gov. Charlie Crist to name a replacement to the seat he is seeking in 2010. "My priorities have...
  • Florida's next senator

    The announcement Friday by Mel Martinez that he won't finish his Senate term has turned Florida politics on its head. But it can easily right itself — and, in the process, do right by the residents of Florida. Gov. Charlie Crist holds the cards...
  • SONIA SOTOMAYOR SWORN IN AS NATION'S 111TH SUPREME COURT JUSTICE

    SONIA SOTOMAYOR SWORN IN AS NATION'S 111TH SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
    It's Justice Sotomayor now. Sonia Sotomayor has been sworn in as the Supreme Court's first Hispanic justice. She's only the third female justice in the court's 220-year history. Sotomayor took the second of two oaths of office Saturday from Chief...
  • Sonia Sotomayor becomes 111th Supreme Court Justice

    Sonia Sotomayor becomes 111th Supreme Court Justice
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sonia Sotomayor became the Supreme Court's newest justice Saturday, pledging during a brief ceremony at the high court to defend the Constitution and administer impartial justice. Sotomayor, 55, is the first Hispanic justice and only...