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Sonia Sotomayor Visits Her Roots

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 06.02.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited Puerto Rico to present her new memoir on Tuesday, drawing hundreds of...

WATCH: How To Raise A Supreme Court Justice

OWN | Posted 03.27.2013 | OWN

After U.S. Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor's father passed away when she was 9 years old, she and her younger brother, now a doctor, were raised...

The Unexpected Ruling That Nearly Cost Judge Sotomayor Her Supreme Court Nomination

Judge Frederic Block | Posted 04.09.2013 | Crime
Judge Frederic Block

What follows is an excerpt from Disrobed: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a Federal Trial Judge, a book where I try to explain life on the bench and the unknown parts of our legal system.

Happy Birthday, Sonia Sotomayor!

Posted 06.25.2012 | Latino Voices

Happy Birthday, Justice Sonia Sotomayor! Here at LatinoVoices we are celebrating Sotomayor's birthday with some interesting facts that might not be...

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Still Getting Gifts From The Public

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 06.21.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Justice Sonia Sotomayor revealed Wednesday that she is still getting gifts more than two years after her confirmation as the Supreme Cou...

Sotomayor Gives No Hints On Health Care Decision

AP | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Sonia Sotomayor is giving no hints on what the Supreme Court is going to do on the question of whether President Barack Obama's ...

WATCH: Justice Sonia Sotomayor Makes Ruling On Sesame Street

Posted 02.08.2012 | Latino Voices

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor gave her opinion on Goldilocks v. Baby Bear in a new video on the Sesame Street Youtube page. Over a cup of c...

'Wanted Child': Sotomayor Phrase May Hint At Opinion On Abortion Rights

True/Slant | Katie Klonick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the recent New Yorker story on Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Lauren Collins slips in an un-reported quote from the newest justice, which minority senat...

Ode to the Purple Senator: Lindsey Graham, Republican, South Carolina

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Mr. Graham is truly a rare politician: someone who can maintain his conservative principles but still reach across the aisle to find common ground, even, at times, with liberals like me.

Judicial Confirmation Process Needs 21st-Century Updating

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Hill

Recognizing the Supreme Court as an ideologically skewed judicial legislature helps us to understand how badly this crucial body needs to be updated for the 21st century.

Sonia Sotomayor Watched Senate Confirmation From New York Courthouse

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Sonia Sotomayor bathed in applause from friends and colleagues at a federal courthouse in lower Manhattan Thursday as the Senate vote...

There They Go Again: Tom Tancredo, Mark Krikorian and the Politics of Hate and Fear

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

The politics of hate and fear are not new to our country. We've seen them before. We know what they look like. Right now, they look a lot like Tom Tancredo and Mark Krikorian.

The Professor, the Policeman, and the Judge

Robin Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Lakoff

Now that the Gates-Crowley incident is beginning to fade from prominence, it is time to ask about the takeaway: what should we learn from this "teachable moment"?

NRA Threatens On Sotomayor Vote: No One Listens

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association's threat to punish senators who vote for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has been met with a s...

Sotomayor Confirmation: Senate Judiciary Committee Votes: WATCH LIVE

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday the Senate Judiciary Committee will convene to vote on the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Sotomayor is expect...

Facts Without Feelings in Family Court

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

Those who refuse to acknowledge an emotional involvement are hiding and, sadly, they have impressed us so much that we tend to believe in appearance as opposed to substance.

Gates's Arbitrary Arrest: It Happens in New York Too

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Irrespective of how educated or rich one might be, to be a black man in America is still a condition in which one feels he has no rights that any police officer is bound to respect.

GOP Sen. Graham To Support Sotomayor

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that he will vote for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, breaking with his party'...

NARAL Endorses Sotomayor For Supreme Court

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The abortion rights group NARAL ProChoice America says it's endorsing Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. NARAL says Sotomayor'...

Sotomayor and the Fundamentals of Diversity and Affirmative Action

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

In the story of creation in Genesis we see that the image of God is best reflected not through sameness, but through the breadth that exists within the grand diversity of creation.

Sotomayor Confirmation: Swaying Court May Be Tougher Than Confirmation

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sonia Sotomayor might find it was easier to disarm Republican senators who have one eye on Hispanic voters than to sway Supreme Court ju...

Sotomayor Confirmation: Senate's Lone Hispanic Republican Mel Martinez Backs Sotomayor

AP | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate's lone Hispanic Republican says he'll vote for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Florida Republican Mel Martinez call...

Judge Sotomayor, Republican Inquisitors, and the Fallacy of Immaculate Perception

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert D. Stolorow

What judges must do is reflect upon one's preconceptions and prejudices so that they do not unconsciously determine one's decisions and actions.

Empathy For The Devil

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216 was the venue for a skirmish that at times got awfully mean. Judge Sonia came in earnest, her cards laid out on the table.

Umpires, Perspective, and the Supreme Court

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The claim that any human is able to remain unaffected by their background or have a purely objective view of any case is to claim a quality that belongs only to God: omniscience.