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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 Supreme Court's struggle to grasp Aereo's tiny TV antennas

    If you're comfortable with the Supreme Court resolving disputes over technology, the transcript of Tuesday's oral arguments in ABC vs. Aereo should change your mind. Admittedly, the case is about copyrights, not circuitry. In particular, the issue...
  • Justices Express Concern Over a Sweeping Aereo Ruling

    WASHINGTON -- With no less than the future of free, over-the-air TV at stake, Supreme Court justices expressed concerns about issuing a ruling that would have the unintended consequences of impacting another technology, that of cloud computing. But...
  • Supreme Court justices appear conflicted over Aereo copyright case

    Supreme Court justices appear conflicted over Aereo copyright case
    WASHINGTON — Confronting a case that could reshape the television broadcast industry, Supreme Court justices sounded conflicted Tuesday over whether an upstart streaming service is violating copyright laws by enabling subscribers to record...
  • Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt another blow to affirmative action Tuesday, upholding the decision of Michigan voters — and by implication similar bans in California and six other states — to forbid the use of race as a factor in...
  • Supreme Court sets aside $3.4-million verdict for child-porn victim

    WASHINGTON — Victims of child pornography whose images of sexual abuse have circulated on the Internet may claim damages from every person caught with illegal images, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. But justices rejected the idea that a...
  • Getting past Michigan [Editorial]

    Getting past Michigan  [Editorial]
    The Supreme Court's decision this week in the case Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action was disappointing but not surprising and might have been far worse. What the court did was uphold a 2006 ballot initiative that banned race-based...
  • Sonia Sotomayor gets it right in Michigan affirmative action dissent

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent from the high court’s 6-2 decision Tuesday to uphold Michigan’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action for public universities has been variously described as “blistering," “...
  • The Jerusalem fiction that continues to endure

    In 2002, at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, an American citizen named Naomi Zivotofsky gave birth to another American citizen, Menachem Zivotofsky. It is the strong belief of both Naomi and her husband, Menachem's father, Ari, that the...
  • Supreme Court's tech ignorance may help Aereo

    Supreme Court's tech ignorance may help Aereo
    On the same day that she issued a historically important dissent in defense of affirmative action, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor showed that she's the court's resident techie. In oral argument in the case of ABC v. Aereo, she invoked Dropbox,...
  • Conservative justices seem poised to deal blow to Obamacare

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's conservative majority sounded poised Tuesday to deal a blow to President Obama's healthcare law and rule that business owners may invoke their religious beliefs to opt out of a new federal requirement that they pay...
  • Supreme Court keeps guns away from those guilty of domestic violence

    Supreme Court keeps guns away from those guilty of domestic violence
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday strengthened a federal law that bars anyone convicted of domestic violence from possessing a gun. In a 9-0 decision, the high court said the ban extended to anyone who had pleaded guilty to at least a...