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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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  • Two of these Obama Supreme Court nominees dress just like the other

     
    Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor both go with the dark blue-big button look for their Judiciary Committee oaths....
  • Hatch to vote no on Kagan nomination

     
    by Michael Muskal Sen. Orrin Hatch, a key Republican on judicial issues, announced Friday that he will vote against the confirmation of Elena Kagan to sit on the Supreme Court. Hatch, of Utah, a former chairman of the Judiciary Committee,......
  • Hispanics like their wise Latinas, study suggests

     
    A new analysis of Hispanic attitudes shows that both Latinos and Latinas support an expanded role for women in society, welcoming them in the workforce, wishing a fulfilling professional life for their daughters and thinking the world would be better if...
  • Graham voting yes on Kagan nomination

     
    (UPDATE: The panel has now formally approved the Kagan nomination, sending it to the full Senate. David Savage's full report available here.) by Mike Memoli Again breaking with his party on a Supreme Court vote, Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) announced........
  • Sonia Sotomayor: Bring More Than Diversity To The Table

    Sonia Sotomayor: Bring More Than Diversity To The Table
    For many people, the mere picture of Sonia Sotomayor alongside President Barack Obama was a vindication of his decision to appoint her to the Supreme Court. A Hispanic woman, she looks nothing like the justices Americans grew up with. Few would deny the...
  • Appeals Court Upholds Chicago and Oak Park Handgun Bans

    (WGN-AM) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld ordinances barring the ownership of handguns in most cases in Chicago and suburban Oak Park, handing a sharp defeat to the National Rifle Association. The Second Amendment to the Constitution...
  • Newt Gingrich Backs Down On Sotomayor Race Comments

    Newt Gingrich Backs Down On Sotomayor Race Comments
    Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House of Representatives 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 philosophy...
  • Uncle Jay Explains the News

    Uncle Jay Explains the News
    The week's news was full of difficult questions -- Uncle Jay has the easy answers on the economy, GM, Obama in the Middle East, The Hangover, Sonia Sotomayor, and the DTV transition.
  • Sonia Sotomayor Injured At LaGuardia Airport

    Sonia Sotomayor Injured At LaGuardia Airport
    NEW YORK ( WPIX) -- Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor broke her ankle Monday at LaGuardia Airport where she was on her way to Washington to meet with senators who will vote on her confirmation to the Supreme Court. Sotomayor suffered the injury to...
  • Supreme Court Nominee Meets La. Senators

    Supreme Court Nominee Meets La. Senators
    Louisiana's two senators have met with President Obama's pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor. Sotomayor arrived on Capitol Hill Monday hobbling after she broke her ankle in an early morning airport stumble. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., signed...
  • Sotomayor's Hearing Date : July 13

    Sotomayor's Hearing Date : July 13
    Senate ChairmanPatrick Leahy announced today that confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor will take place on July 13th. The controversy surrounding the nomination is growing, sparking online debates and petitions. The confirmation...
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