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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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  • Supreme Court justice tells Broward students to make most of 'best chance'

    Supreme Court justice tells Broward students to make most of 'best chance'
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was greeted by a standing ovation and thunderous applause from students and parents as she took the stage at the Pompano Beach Middle School end-of-year award ceremony Monday evening. Sotomayor spoke for...
  • Lindsey Graham: Running for White House because 'the world is falling apart'

    Lindsey Graham: Running for White House because 'the world is falling apart'
     South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham all but confirmed Monday he will run for president in 2016, saying he believes he would be the best choice to serve as commander in chief amid continued unrest in the Middle East. "I'm running because I think the...
  • Book review: 'Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes:' Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with inspiring picture book

    Book review: 'Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes:' Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with inspiring picture book
    Parents need to know that “Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes,” by Juan Felipe Herrera, California’s poet laureate, is a celebration of pioneering Latinos who’ve helped shape their various fields from the arts and sciences to...
  • Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug

    Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug
    Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment, trading unusually combative words in a case involving a drug used in several botched executions. The justices are considering the plea of death row inmates in...
  • High court limits drug-sniffing dog searches during traffic stops

    High court limits drug-sniffing dog searches during traffic stops
    The Supreme Court told the police Tuesday they may not turn routine traffic stops into drug searches using trained dogs. The 6-3 decision limits the increasingly common practice whereby officers stop a car for a traffic violation and then call for a...
  • Court sides with state on Medicaid rates

    Private health care providers cannot sue to force states to raise their Medicaid reimbursement rates to keep up with rising medical costs, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 5-4 decision that broke across ideological lines, the justices said medical...
  • Supreme Court bars judges from setting Medicaid rates

    The Supreme Court barred doctors, dentists and druggists Tuesday from going to court to fight cutbacks in Medicaid payments in California and other states. The justices' 5-4 decision in a case from Idaho held that the Medicaid Act, which offers...
  • L.A. political leader Arturo Vargas has high hopes for Latinos in Washington

    L.A. political leader Arturo Vargas has high hopes for Latinos in Washington
    California recently rode shotgun with Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Assn. of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) and its educational fund, on a quick tour of his childhood neighborhood in L.A.'s Pico-Union district. The...
  • 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...