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  • Patrick Leahy: Sotomayor's day is here

     
    by Mark Silva Sen. Patrick Leahy, now chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, once warned that Latino candidates for the federal courts were being held up by a Republican-run Senate. In particular: Judge Sonia Sotomayor, a federal judge first...
  • Sonia Sotomayor's Capitol Hill tour

     
    by Mark Silva Judge Sonia Sotomayor, among the top in her classes at Princeton and Yale Law, with nearly two decades on the federal bench and now poised to become the first Hispanic member of the nation's highest court, makes......
  • Sotomayor hearings set to start July 13

     
    by Michael Muskal Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to become an associate justice on the Supreme Court today were set for July 13, a victory for the White House, which has been pushing for......
  • David Letterman says He Sorry

     
    (Getty) On tonight's show, now airing. For the jokes. You know which jokes. The relevant part of the transcript is below, followed by the full transcript on the jump. This all comes after the first commercial break. Meanwhile, in......
  • Supreme Court: Age bias must be proven

     
    by David G. Savage The Supreme Court today made it harder for older workers who are laid-off or demoted to win a claim of age discrimination. In a 5-4 decision, the justices ruled that these workers bear the full burden......
  • Sotomayor quits all-women's club

     
    by Mark Silva Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, said today that she has resigned from an elite all-women's club after Republicans questioned her participation in it. Sotomayor says she resigned from the...
  • Immigration votes lacking: White House

     
    by Peter Nicholas and Peter Wallsten White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said today that there is not enough support in Congress now to pass a comprehensive immigration bill providing a path to citizenship for the nation's illegal immigrants,......
  • Judge Sonia: Herb Kohl gets no respect

     
    After Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) led off in the questioning of Judge Sonia Sotomayor focusing on her infamous "wise Latina" comment and her opinion on the contentious New Haven firefighter and Washington, D.C., gun......
  • Judge Sonia: Rhetorical flourish fell flat

     
    After repeated questioning on her "wise Latina" quotation by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), left, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor bends in her defense of her words, that she was trying to inspire young Latinos that their life experiences would......
  • Judge Sonia: Ethnicity as theme, and battleground

     
    The question was never whether, but always how, ethnicity would come up. The answer is that the emotional implications of ethnicity have threaded their way through the confirmation hearings of Judge Sonia Sotomayor. The first African-American president,...
  • Sotomayor hearing: The morning spin

     
    by James Oliphant The Judiciary Committee has cranked up the hearing again after a lunch break.(I had a cobb salad.) Because of the 12-7 imbalance on the committee, the Republicans are done speaking for the moment. Right now, Delaware's senator,......
  • Sotomayor hearing live analysis: Day 3

     
    Sonia Sotomayor continues her testimony Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee (Win McNamee/Getty Images) by James Oliphant We're back at Hart 216 for the third day of the Sotomayor Supreme Court hearings. Stay here for real time analysis during....