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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 keeps guns away from those guilty of domestic violence
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    Kimberly McBroom's Blog
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    Supreme Court reshapes same-sex marriage debate
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    Lessons for Obama from reading inaugurals past [Video chat]
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    Hope, solemn resolve and a chilly January day
    — A chilly wind picked up just about the time Barack Obama walked onto the inaugural platform Monday, and the bright day shifted. From my spot way back on the lawn outside the U.S. Capitol — close enough to see shapes and colors, too far...
  • 'Not some god': Supreme Justice Sotomayor opens up to Chicago audience

    'Not some god': Supreme Justice Sotomayor opens up to Chicago audience
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor gave Chicagoans a closer look into her life on Wednesday, sharing heartfelt details about the stories laid out in her new memoir, “My Beloved World.”   She walked through the audience at the Harold...
  • This week's best-sellers

    This week's best-sellers
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