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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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  • The U.S. Supreme Court: Sotomayor reviewed

     
    For whatever reason, high-profile appointment processes often do not go well for the first supposed "front runner." Either way, with the retirement of Judge Souter from the high court, there has been a lot of hometown boosterism for jurist...
  • Obama's Senate calls: Specter, Hatch

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama reached out by telephone today to a couple of senators with seats on the Judiciary Committee who will consider his nominee for the Supreme Court. "Following through on his commitment to reach out to...

    Carlos Moreno: Supreme Court candidate

     
    by Mark Silva and updated Carlos Moreno, a California State Supreme Court Justice, has emerged as one of several leading candidates to replace retiring Justice David Souter, according to The Atlantic and the Associated Press, with TheAtlantic.com citing...

    Obama: Selling Sotomayor, 'right choice'

     
    by Mark Silva Now the sale begins. President Barack Obama, who nominated federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court today, is calling on that email community that he amassed in his campaign for the White House to support his...

    Alberto Gonzales: Sotomayor 'powerful'

     
    by Mark Silva Add Alberto Gonzales, attorney general under President George W. Bush and the first Hispanic attorney general of the United States, to the lineup praising the cultural significance of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination for the Supreme Court....