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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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  • Winners and Losers: Political toll of 2009

     
    by Mark Silva Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Sonia Sotomayor: "Winners." So say a majority of Americans asked to assess the political winners of 2009 - with the first lady leading the list. Nearly three-quarters of those surveyed by the......
  • Top stories, 2009: Economy, health care

     
    by Mark Silva The economy was the big story of 2009. That and health care. From the start of the year, Americans have paid close attention to both an unfolding economic crisis, the Pew Research Center has found in a......
  • Ticket Replay: Joe Biden whispers to Sonia Sotomayor: 'Piece of cake!' Was Obama scowling?

     
    Joe Biden talking in class again gets him in trouble again....
  • Obama's slide: 2009 in review

     
    by Mark Silva What a year. Nearly one year ago, George W. Bush concluded his presidency with an average public-approval rating of 49 percent in the Gallup Polls - 34 percent in the final temperature taken of the outgoing administration.......
  • Supreme Court: Corporate limits lifted

     
    by David G. Savage at 10:55 am, updated again at 4:15 pm The Supreme Court today overturned a century-old restriction on corporations using their money to sway federal elections and ruled that companies have a free-speech right to spend as......
  • Obama's State of the Union address: Criticism of the Supreme Court campaign finance ruling

     
    With the black-robed justices of the Supreme Court sitting not far away, President Obama took aim at a recent court decision which said that corporations could spend as much as they wanted to sway voters in federal elections. “Last week,......
  • Justice Alito: 'Not true' - Obama: True

     
    by Mark Silva It wasn't exactly a Joe Wilson moment. Justice Samuel Alito did not rise or yell: "That's not true.'' But when President Barack Obama voiced his objections to the recent and controverisal 5-4 Supreme Court ruling that......
  • State of the Union review: A dissenting justice and a critical Obama, who sure likes the sound of 'I'

     
    Obama calls for end to petty politics even as his Democratic party sends out carping news releases....
  • Healthcare vote: 'What elections are for'

     
    Posted at 7 am EST, updated at 5:30 pm President Barack Obama closed a bipartisan summit on healthcare today the way he opened it, with a speech about how much the Democrats and Republicans actually agree upon -- or should......
  • Coming soon: Ellen, the comic book

     
    Ellen DeGeneres will have her life story told in comic-book form at the end of this month. The comedian, talk-show host and "American Idol" judge joins the ranks of accomplished women including Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Stephenie...
  • Obama's next Supreme Court nominee

     
    by Mark Silva and updated at 2 pm EDT The White House is "focusing'' on three potential nominees to succeed the long-serving Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who is close to a decision about retirement, Bloomberg News reports, citing......
  • Justice Stevens retiring

     
    (updated again at 3 pm EDT) by James Oliphant and Christi Parsons Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican-appointed justice who emerged as a leader of the Supreme Court's liberal wing over his 34-year tenure, announced his retirement today. Stevens sent.....