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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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  • Bills Before State House Would Close PA Megan's Law Loopholes.

     
    The state House is set to vote this week on legislation that would make sure Pennsylvania meets national standards to register and track sex offenders -- or risk the loss of federal grant money if it does not. But juvenile justice advocates are protesting lan
  • Corbett Gets Megan's Law Fixes.

     
    A Bill Closing Loopholes ... ... in Pennsylvania's Megan's Law statute is headed for Gov. Tom Corbett's desk. Under the bill approved by the state Senate, homeless and out-of-state sex offenders will face criminal penalties if they fail to register...

    Court: Sexually Dangerous Prisoners Can Be Held Indefinitely

    Court: Sexually Dangerous Prisoners Can Be Held Indefinitely
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal officials can indefinitely hold inmates considered "sexually dangerous" after their prison terms are complete. The high court in a 7-2 judgment reversed a lower court decision that said Congress...

    A murder, a bad investigation, and finally, a killer found

    A murder, a bad investigation, and finally, a killer found
    If you like your true crime populated by clever killers, tenacious detectives and intriguing, eccentric suspects, and if you demand a whodunit mystery with a satisfying measure of redemption, "Bringing Adam Home" is not the book for you. This is a tale...

    Kansas Just Got Tougher on Sex Offenders

    Kansas Just Got Tougher on Sex Offenders
    Kansas last week became the fifth state in the nation to adopt The Adam Walsh Act, named after the murdered son of America's Most Wanted host John Walsh. The new law aims to crack down on sex offenders, and officials say that they hope that it helps...