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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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  • 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...
  • Supreme Court will hear challenge to Oklahoma execution drug

    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...
  • Oklahoma, Florida execute inmates after narrow Supreme Court approval

    Oklahoma, Florida execute inmates after narrow Supreme Court approval
    Oklahoma and Florida executed two prisoners Thursday night after the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly gave the go-ahead, despite concerns about the mixture of lethal drugs used for the injections. Charles Frederick Warner, 47, was pronounced dead at 7:28 p....