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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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  • Sotomayor is remembered as a zealous prosecutor

    The detectives crouched low, guns in hand, sweeping the crumbling apartments, moving cautiously from room to room, barking at the two prosecutors to stay back, to watch out. The lawyers were children of the city, raised in ethnic neighborhoods by...
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  • Who should bear the burden of UC budget cuts?

    Who should bear the burden of UC budget cuts?
    UC Berkeley law professors Robert Cooter and Aaron Edlin are such ... economists! And they're such men. (They are also brilliant and friends of mine, but that's not the point here.) In their July 16 Op-Ed article, "UC system: layoffs, not pay cuts,"...
  • Vitter Says He'll Oppose Sotomayor

    Vitter Says He'll Oppose Sotomayor
    U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he will oppose President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor. Vitter announced his decision Tuesday, saying he intends to vote against Sotomayor when her nomination comes before the full Senate. The...
  • Where to go?

    Where to go?
    Today's flash points include a Harvard professor, Supreme Court nominee and vilified quarterback. Say hello to Henry Louis Gates Jr., Sonia Sotomayor and Michael Vick. We sports types will leave Gates to sociologists and Sotomayor to the Senate. But...
  • Senate Hearings Set to Begin Monday for Federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor

    Senate Hearings Set to Begin Monday for Federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor
    Federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor will face some tough questions Monday, the first day of Senate hearings on her nomination to the Supreme Court. The 12 Democrats and seven Republicans on the Judiciary Committee will make their opening statements, as will...
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  • SONIA SOTOMAYOR SWORN IN AS NATION'S 111TH SUPREME COURT JUSTICE

    SONIA SOTOMAYOR SWORN IN AS NATION'S 111TH SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
    It's Justice Sotomayor now. Sonia Sotomayor has been sworn in as the Supreme Court's first Hispanic justice. She's only the third female justice in the court's 220-year history. Sotomayor took the second of two oaths of office Saturday from Chief...