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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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  • Alito and Sotomayor: Their studied ethnicity

     
    As Newsday reports in this story, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and nominee Sonia Sotomayor have traveled parallel paths - from their ties to their ethnicity and communities to their Ivy League education and carefully planned legal careers -......
  • Obama: Comfort in Sotomayor's 'judging'

     
    by Mark Silva As advocates of abortion rights attempt to fathom whether Judge Sonia Sotomayor is with them or against them, the White House says President Barack Obama, who supports abortion rights, is "comfortable with her approach to judging.'' The........
  • Sotomayor: Most favor her confirmation

     
    by Mark Silva One week into the nation's introduction to Judge Sonia Sotomayor, a majority of Americans surveyed say they approve of her confirmation for the Supreme Court. Slightly more than half -- 54 percent -- say they would like......
  • Rollins to GOP: 'Fight fights you can win'

     
    by Mark Silva Ed Rollins, a former White House political director who had more than a little to do with the late President Ronald Reagan's success, says it's time for the Republican Party to return to the hustings and build......
  • Sotomayor: Positive public reaction

     
    by Mark Silva Initial public reaction to the nomination of federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York for the U.S. Supreme Court runs more positive than negative, according to the Gallup Poll's first measure of President Barack Obama's first nominee......
  • Republicans, 'racism' & Latino pride

     
    by Mark Silva In the course of any debate, the most extreme views have a way of overshadowing sensible discourse. And they have a way of backfiring on the most extreme debaters -- iand perhaps their entire party, when the......
  • Obama's West Wing: Bono, BlackBerries

     
    by Mark Silva Retired Marine Gen. Jim Jones, National Security Adviser to President Barack Obama, is "a Bono fan.'' Rahm Emanuel, making his second tour of duty in the West Wing of the White House, isn't about to publicly compare......
  • Thursday takes

     
    The Shinnecock nation is moving closer to recognition -- with great local political implications. Sonia Sotomayor seems to be a popular choice for the Supreme Court. Suffolk Executive Steve Levy ponders the future in a "free-flowing" meeting. Newsday...
  • 'Empathy:' Clarence Thomas had it, too

     
    by Mark Silva For the record, while conservative combatants fight over the "code'' behind President Barack Obama's "e"-criterion for his Supreme Court nominee - "empathy'' - this is nothing new. Former President George H.W. Bush - who was the first......
  • Sotomayor missed state and judiciary votes: NY1

     
    U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor may be politically rooted in New York, but didn't vote in the last two statewide elections, according to NY1 News. The news station's dispatch: "The 54-year old Greenwich Village resident also skipped votes for.....
  • GOP on Sotomayor: No 'political theater'

     
    by Mark Silva The ranking Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee which will conduct the hearings for confirmation of President Barack Obama's first nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York, saluted the credentials...
  • Sotomayor hearings set to start July 13

     
    by Michael Muskal Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to become an associate justice on the Supreme Court today were set for July 13, a victory for the White House, which has been pushing for......