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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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  • Sotomayor: 'Wise Latina' line an 'excuse'

     
    by James Oliphant Sen. Mel Martinez today was the first Republican to publicly break from his party during Senate debate over Sonia Sotomayor and declare his support for the Supreme Court nominee. "It is a momentous and historic opportunity," said......
  • Puerto Rican group to celebrate Sotomayor's confirmation

     
    The county's Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce is throwing a party to celebrate the historic confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the nation's highest court. The event will be Thursday at the Hilton, 150 Australian Ave., 6 p.m. to 9......
  • Cash for Clunkers Vote Likely This Afternoon

     
    The fate of an additional $2 billion to fund the Cash for Clunkers program will come down to a debate and vote that won???t begin until after the Senate casts votes to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme......
  • Clarence Thomas' summer off: Wal-Marts

     
    by Mark Silva Willie Nelson isn't the only one "on the road again.'' While President Barack Obama was stumping for his economic initiatives at a hard-hit RV-manufacturing plant in Indiana this week, and Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, Sonia......
  • Obama no uniter: McCain

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama has failed at his goal of bipartisan unity, Sarah Palin will remain a "force" in the Republican Party and the United States probably is going to need some more troops in Afghanistan: So says......
  • Sonia Sotomayor confirmed by Senate: First Latina on the U.S. Supreme Court

     
    by James Oliphant and David E. Savage and updated at 5 pm. Sonia Sotomayor completed an unlikely and historic journey today, one that began with her birth in a Bronx, New York, housing project 55 years ago and culminated in......
  • Sonia Sotomayor's swearing-in: History

     
    by David G. Savage Sonia Sotomayor became the 111th Supreme Court justice in the nation's history today, taking an oath to "administer justice without respect to persons and do equal right to the poor and to the rich." Chief Justice......
  • Sonia Sotomayor: 'More perfect union'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, honoring the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court today, hailed the seating of Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as "another step toward that more perfect union that we all seek.'' And Sotomayor, the first......
  • Sonia Sotomayor's first vote: Dissent

     
    by David G. Savage The newly seated Justice Sonia Sotomayor has cast her first recorded vote on the Supreme Court, joining a dissent by three liberal justices to stop a pending execution in Ohio. The full court turned down the......
  • Obama's primary politics: Pennsylvania

     
    by Peter Nicholas and Josh Drobnyk President Obama wades into an intramural fight among Democrats today by attending a high-dollar fundraising dinner for Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), demonstrating an unusual measure of personal commitment in a primary...
  • Obama's Supreme Court: Stevens next?

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, who only recently celebrated his first appointment to the Supreme Court this summer, may see another opportunity soon. New speculation about the timing of the first-term president's second chance to shape the...
  • Campaign finance laws at stake at court

     
    by David G. Savage President Obama's top courtroom lawyer strongly defended the nation's campaign funding laws in the Supreme Court today and warned the court's skeptical conservatives against striking down the historic ban on corporations directly...
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  • Jacqueline Bisset remains timeless and in demand

    Jacqueline Bisset remains timeless and in demand
    Early in her career, Jacqueline Bisset discovered that she didn't need to be in every shot of a movie. Bisset came to that realization while making Jerry Paris' underrated 1970 drama "The Grasshopper," which cast her  as a wide-eyed teenager from...
  • TV Picks: 'Dancing on the Edge,' 'Clash,' 'Birthday Boys,' 'Nashville'

    TV Picks: 'Dancing on the Edge,' 'Clash,' 'Birthday Boys,' 'Nashville'
    "Dancing on the Edge" (Starz, Saturdays). Stephen Poliakoff ("The Lost Prince") wrote and directed this early-1930s period piece set at the intersection of jazz and aristocracy. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Louis Lester, a black British jazz genius whose career...
  • 'Dancing on the Edge' TV review: Jazz Age elegance

    'Dancing on the Edge' TV review: Jazz Age elegance
    Chiwetel Ejiofor is having a moment. The British actor is getting Oscar buzz for the film "12 Years a Slave," which RedEye movie critic Matt Pais has given a rare 4-star review. He's also a big reason to watch the five-part miniseries "Dancing on the...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: 'The White Queen' on Starz

     Saturday's TV Highlights: 'The White Queen' on Starz
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 20 - 26, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES The White Queen In failing health...
  • Review: Starz's 'Dancing on the Edge' hums along to a jazz beat

    There is something nicely unexpected about "Dancing on the Edge," writer-director Stephen Poliakoff's seductive drama of jazz and England in the early 1930s. The series, which begins Saturday on Starz (it has already aired on the BBC), forms a kind of...
  • Conan O'Brien celebrates 20 years on TV with a cache of old clips

    Conan O'Brien celebrates 20 years on TV with a cache of old clips
    Conan O'Brien began hosting "Late Night" on NBC on Sept. 13, 1993. This week on his current show, "Conan," the host is celebrating his two decades in late night. And on his website, teamcoco.com, he's hosting a deep archive of his best bits from "Late...
  • Big-screen blind spot, Halloween edition: 'Arachnophobia'

    Big-screen blind spot, Halloween edition: 'Arachnophobia'
    Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In ‘Big-screen blind spot,’ we sit down with those ‘classic’ movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment. Confession: I...
  • John Goodman finds kindred spirits in Coen brothers

    John Goodman finds kindred spirits in Coen brothers
    John Goodman has long been the go-to guy for Joel and Ethan Coen when they need a big man to negotiate long, twisty monologues and blow his stack when necessary. (And it inevitably is.) In "Raising Arizona," "Barton Fink," "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"...
  • Amazon picks up five original shows for its Prime Instant service

    Amazon picks up five original shows for its Prime Instant service
    The votes are in. Weighing comments from users, Amazon has given the green light to five new shows for its Prime Instant Video service. The programs, including a John Goodman comedy about misfit roommate senators and a kids program about a young...
  • Grumpy Cat's a star. Amazon picks shows. CBS' Franks retiring.

    Grumpy Cat's a star. Amazon picks shows. CBS' Franks retiring.
    After the coffee. Before figuring out where the month of May went. The Skinny: I've got a pile of pilots to watch, but I just can't find the energy right now. Instead, all I want to do is watch baseball and take naps. Thursday's headlines include a look...
  • Movie review: Google crashers join Internet age in 'The Internship'

    When Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson crashed weddings with such crazy success in 2005, they wanted to get laid. Older and not particularly wiser in "The Internship," the guys now want to get jobs. That's funny. Unfortunately, the comedy is linked to some...