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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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  • Terps women charge past Princeton in second half, 85-70, advance to Sweet 16

    Terps women charge past Princeton in second half, 85-70, advance to Sweet 16
    Laurin Mincy fought through a second major knee surgery just to continue her basketball career at Maryland, finally regaining her peak form in this, her senior season. So understand she wasn’t ready for it to end Monday night against Princeton,...
  • Threat against Obama's niece prompts security hike at NCAA game

    Threat against Obama's niece prompts security hike at NCAA game
    A threat against President Barack Obama's niece, a player on Princeton's women's basketball team, prompted increased security at the Tigers' NCAA Tournament game at Maryland on Monday night. Hours after Maryland beat Princeton 85-70, the University of...
  • Threat to Obama's niece at Terps game 'unsubstantiated,' police say

    Threat to Obama's niece at Terps game 'unsubstantiated,' police say
    Someone phoned in a threat to Princeton basketball player Leslie Robinson, the niece of President Barack Obama, before her team played Maryland on Monday evening in the second round of the NCAA tournament. University of Maryland Police said in a...
  • President Obama's niece threatened before Princeton-Maryland game

    President Obama's niece threatened before Princeton-Maryland game
    A threat made against President Obama's niece, Leslie Robinson, a forward for the Princeton Tigers, prompted increased security at Monday's NCAA tournament game between Princeton and Maryland, according to USA Today. The Maryland Athletics Department...
  • Hotels should have the right to challenge police demand for guest data

    When you register at a hotel in Los Angeles, you are sharing your personal information not only with the management but potentially with the police as well. A city ordinance requires hotels and motels not only to keep a record of the names, addresses,...
  • Obamacare opponents make out-of-context pitch to the Supreme Court

    Obamacare opponents make out-of-context pitch to the Supreme Court
    The anti-Obamacare lawsuit the Supreme Court heard Wednesday is based on a false premise, so it's not surprising that the first point made by the plaintiff's lawyer, Michael A. Carvin, was false as well. The false premise is that lawmakers intended to...
  • Supreme Court appears to lean in favor of allowing searches of motel registries

    Supreme Court appears to lean in favor of allowing searches of motel registries
    The Supreme Court justices, hearing arguments in a Los Angeles case, sounded prepared Tuesday to revive a city ordinance that gives the police the authority to regularly check motels' guest registries without search warrants. City officials say these...
  • Justices: Fisherman is off the hook in grouper-tossing case

    Justices: Fisherman is off the hook in grouper-tossing case
    WASHINGTON — A Florida fisherman convicted of tossing undersized grouper off his boat is off the hook after a divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that he should not have been prosecuted under a law targeting accounting fraud. In a 5-4 decision...
  • High court narrows obstruction of justice definition under 'Enron law'

    High court narrows obstruction of justice definition under 'Enron law'
    The Supreme Court narrowed the definition of obstruction of justice under the so-called Enron law and did so Wednesday by freeing a Florida fishing boat captain from charges that he secretly tossed overboard dozens of undersized red grouper to avoid...
  • Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor addresses West Palm crowd

    Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor addresses West Palm crowd
    Moving away from her earlier position, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Monday that she no longer thinks allowing video cameras at the Supreme Court is a good idea. Though Sotomayor said during her Senate confirmation that she would try to soften other...
  • 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...