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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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  • Oklahoma was right to seek stay of executions

    Oklahoma was right to seek stay of executions
    A couple of weeks ago the state of Oklahoma executed murderer Charles F. Warner after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute stay. The request was tied to a pending lawsuit in which Warner and three other death row inmates challenged the constitutionality of the state’s three-drug lethal injection protocol. Last week the court agreed to hear the full challenge (which The Times editorial board weighed in on here).
  • Supreme Court will hear challenge to Oklahoma execution drug

    A week after the Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote cleared the way for an Oklahoma man to be executed using a controversial new drug, the justices agreed to hear a legal challenge that the drug amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. The sudden turn of...

    Supreme Court accepts case on cruelty of lethal injections

    Supreme Court accepts case on cruelty of lethal injections
    The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will review the drug protocol increasingly used in executions across the country to determine whether the procedure violates the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment. It is the court's first...

    Noah Feldman: Why judicial elections are idiotic and bad for law

    Judicial elections are idiotic but 38 states have them in some form. The U.S. Supreme Court grappled Tuesday with the contradiction inherent in using the electoral process to select public officials whose primary obligation is to be impartial. The precise...

    Supreme Court appears divided on judges seeking campaign money

    WASHINGTON Conservative Supreme Court justices sounded skeptical Tuesday about Florida's ban on judicial candidates personally soliciting campaign contributions, setting up another closely divided decision over money and political speech. While some...