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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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  • Clarence Thomas' summer off: Wal-Marts

     
    by Mark Silva Willie Nelson isn't the only one "on the road again.'' While President Barack Obama was stumping for his economic initiatives at a hard-hit RV-manufacturing plant in Indiana this week, and Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, Sonia......
  • Obama no uniter: McCain

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama has failed at his goal of bipartisan unity, Sarah Palin will remain a "force" in the Republican Party and the United States probably is going to need some more troops in Afghanistan: So says......
  • Sonia Sotomayor confirmed by Senate: First Latina on the U.S. Supreme Court

     
    by James Oliphant and David E. Savage and updated at 5 pm. 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......
  • Sonia Sotomayor's swearing-in: History

     
    by David G. Savage Sonia Sotomayor became the 111th Supreme Court justice in the nation's history today, taking an oath to "administer justice without respect to persons and do equal right to the poor and to the rich." Chief Justice......
  • Sonia Sotomayor: 'More perfect union'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, honoring the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court today, hailed the seating of Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as "another step toward that more perfect union that we all seek.'' And Sotomayor, the first......
  • Sonia Sotomayor's first vote: Dissent

     
    by David G. Savage The newly seated Justice Sonia Sotomayor has cast her first recorded vote on the Supreme Court, joining a dissent by three liberal justices to stop a pending execution in Ohio. The full court turned down the......
  • Obama's primary politics: Pennsylvania

     
    by Peter Nicholas and Josh Drobnyk President Obama wades into an intramural fight among Democrats today by attending a high-dollar fundraising dinner for Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), demonstrating an unusual measure of personal commitment in a primary...
  • Obama's Supreme Court: Stevens next?

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, who only recently celebrated his first appointment to the Supreme Court this summer, may see another opportunity soon. New speculation about the timing of the first-term president's second chance to shape the...
  • Campaign finance laws at stake at court

     
    by David G. Savage President Obama's top courtroom lawyer strongly defended the nation's campaign funding laws in the Supreme Court today and warned the court's skeptical conservatives against striking down the historic ban on corporations directly...
  • Reader sees partisanship in 'partisan lines in the sand' angle

     
    "Sotomayor Vote Sets a Partisan Tone," read the headline over a news report published Tuesday detailing how the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-6 to send Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the full Senate. Citing the headline and other language in....
  • Sonia Sotomayor is a rightie! Did Obama know?

     
    The new Supreme Court justice tries her (right) hand at Yankee Stadium today....
  • Sonia Sotomayor's first Supreme Court class photo here

     
    If there was ever any doubt, today's class photo -- an annual ritual of the Supreme Court -- makes if official. Sonia Sotomayor is in the picture, the 111th justice, the third woman and the first Latino on the high......