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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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  • Grumpy old man Scalia is getting the last laugh

    You may have heard that Justice Antonin Scalia referred to the majority opinion striking down the Defense of Marriage Act as "legalistic argle-bargle." Intemperate as the dissent was, derision for Justice Anthony Kennedy's jurisprudence of dignity and...
  • Justice with a (visible) opinion

    WASHINGTON — The most remarkable thing about the Supreme Court's opinions announced Monday was not what the justices wrote or said. It was what Samuel Alito did. The associate justice, a George W. Bush appointee, read two opinions, both 5-4...
  • Reality over ideology

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court decision on affirmative action could have been a lot worse. Given the court's ideological tilt, in fact, it was probably the best we could have hoped for. This is a "dog that didn't bark" kind of story: In a 7-1...
  • Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Premium Rush' on Starz

    Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Premium Rush' on Starz
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 9 - 15, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES In the Flesh This three-part tale about...
  • In Orlando-only Spanish ad, Obama campaign blasts Romney over Sotomayor

     
    The re-election campaign of President Barack Obama is launching a new Spanish-language TV commercial in Orlando only that blasts Mitt Romney for saying he would not have supported Justice Sonia Sotomayor's appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. The ad,...
  • Obama campaign to celebrate Sotomayor’s anniversary

     
    The re-election campaign of President Barack Obamawill be highlighting his efforts to get Puerto Rican Sonia Sotomayoronto the U.S. Supreme Court with celebrations in select locations, including a Kissimmee restaurant today. At 6 p.m., OFA-Florida...
  • FloridaWatch book jacket skewers Rubio as ‘Traitor’

     
    Traitor? Is there a more contemptuous word in politics? FloridaWatch, a pro-Democratic group that was passing out “Pink Slip Rick” and “Pink Slip Mitt” fliers earlier to protest Gov. Rick Scott and presidential candidate Mitt...
  • President Obama inauguration TV coverage

     
    Updated Jan. 20, 2013, 1:29pm CT On Monday, Jan. 21 (officially on Jan. 20), Barack Obama will be sworn in to begin his second term as President of the United States, along with Joe Biden as Vice President. The oath of office will formally be administered...
  • Katie Couric lands Manti Te’o; Soledad O’Brien talks to Sonia Sotomayor

     
    Oprah Winfrey landed the supposedly big interview last week: Lance Armstrong. Katie Couric is getting the big interview this week: Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o, who says he is the victim of a hoax about a woman he called his late girlfriend. Te'o...
  • Katie Couric welcomes Sonia Sotomayor, America Ferrera

     
    Katie Couric will use her Friday show to celebrate the strides made by Hispanic Americans. Her guests are U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor; Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas; Emmy-winner America Ferrera, who won fans on “Ugly Betty&#...
  • Lessons for Obama from reading inaugurals past [Video chat]

    Lessons for Obama from reading inaugurals past [Video chat]
    Editor's note: Join Hector Tobar and book critic David L. Ulin on the Jacket Copy blog for a live video chat on the literary legacy of American inaugurations in general, and President Obama's 2013 inauguration in particular, on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Pacific....
  • Biden officially sworn in for second term

    Biden officially sworn in for second term
    Vice President Joe Biden was officially sworn for his second term this morning at 8:21 a.m. ET by Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor, hours before President Obama takes his second oath of office at the White House. The two are being sworn in today,...