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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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  • Rush Limbaugh: Flying solo now

     
    by Mark Silva Now that Newt Gingrich has suggested that "racist'' was too strong a word to apply to Judge Sonia Sotomayor, radio's Rush Limbaugh is standing on a lonely perch. But Limbaugh's still standing: "I got a little grief......
  • Supreme Court nominee on baseball and other sports issues

     
    ???Some say that Judge Sotomayor saved baseball,??? President Barack Obama is quoted as saying of his Supreme Court Justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Obama explained that the temporary injunction she issued in 1995 ended the baseball players strike that...
  • Obama for Reid: 'Good to be in Vegas'

     
    by Mark Silva "It is good to be back in Vegas.'' Neil Diamond? No, Barack Obama - uttering the words that a certain city wanted to hear, if not an apology, an affirmation. "I was telling people, I am back......
  • Sotomayor: TV-ad campaign begins

     
    by Mark Silva The selling continues. It took an interest group, the Coalition for Constitutional Values -- a coalition of People for the American Way, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and Alliance for Justice -- little time to rally......
  • Sonia Sotomayor: Two sides of a life

     
    by Peter Nicholas and James Oliphant It did not take long after moving 60 miles from the ethnically diverse neighborhoods of the Bronx to the campus of Princeton University for Sonia Sotomayor to make it clear she was not happy......
  • Gingrich on Sotomayor: Racist 'too strong'

     
    by Michael Muskal Newt Gingrich, the former Republican House speaker who has become a leading conservative critic, today backed away from his comments that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was a racist, but continued to question whether her...
  • Sonia Sotomayor's Capitol Hill tour

     
    by Mark Silva Judge Sonia Sotomayor, among the top in her classes at Princeton and Yale Law, with nearly two decades on the federal bench and now poised to become the first Hispanic member of the nation's highest court, makes......
  • 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......