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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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  • Carlos Moreno: Supreme Court candidate

     
    by Mark Silva and updated Carlos Moreno, a California State Supreme Court Justice, has emerged as one of several leading candidates to replace retiring Justice David Souter, according to The Atlantic and the Associated Press, with TheAtlantic.com citing...
  • Obama: Selling Sotomayor, 'right choice'

     
    by Mark Silva Now the sale begins. President Barack Obama, who nominated federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court today, is calling on that email community that he amassed in his campaign for the White House to support his......
  • Alberto Gonzales: Sotomayor 'powerful'

     
    by Mark Silva Add Alberto Gonzales, attorney general under President George W. Bush and the first Hispanic attorney general of the United States, to the lineup praising the cultural significance of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination for the Supreme Court....
  • Sotomayor: Fast-track vs. Slow-walk

     
    by Mark Silva and updated. The White House is seeking swift Senate confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, as Republican congressional leaders suggest they may be in no rush. While critics challenge...
  • Patrick Leahy: Sotomayor's day is here

     
    by Mark Silva Sen. Patrick Leahy, now chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, once warned that Latino candidates for the federal courts were being held up by a Republican-run Senate. In particular: Judge Sonia Sotomayor, a federal judge first...
  • Sotomayor: Hispanic 'legitimacy'

     
    by Mark Silva and updated President Barack Obama, elected to the White House with two-thirds of the votes cast by Hispanic Americans, has made some history of his own -- first African-American elected president -- and now has nominated the......
  • 'Rush' on Sotomayor: 'I want her to fail'

     
    by Mark Silva Rush Limbaugh doesn't only want President Barack Obama to fail. He also wants the president's first nominee to the Supreme Court to fail. "Do I want her to fail? Yeah.' '' Limbaugh said of federal Judge Sonia......
  • 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......