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Judge Sotomayor

'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...

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.

Handling the "Whoopses": Judge Sotomayor and The Art of Fixing a Misspeak.

Michael Maslansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Maslansky

In today's age of the media microscope, every judge, politician or CEO has at least one "whoops" that they wish they hadn't said or done. The challenge is in how well you handle your critics.

The Sotomayor/Obama Business Model

Natalie Holder-Winfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Natalie Holder-Winfield

Judge Sotomayor seems to be following the Obama business model for deconstructing barriers.

Sotomayor's Bronx School, Blessed Sacrament, Inspires Today's Students

New York Times | MANNY FERNANDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Lately, students at Blessed Sacrament have been doing a lot of talking about what they want to be, as the most famous graduate in the school's nearly ...

Judge Sotomayor's Suits: Which Did She Wear Best? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Emily Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Judge Sonia Sotomayor has spent the last four days on Capitol Hill making the case for her Supreme Court suitability. But as the nation watched, the o...

The JusticeBot 9000

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The JusticeBot 9000: You said you wanted a machine that took all the human factor out of the law, so that emotion and empathy would be forever banished from the bench.

What's Wrong With Empathy?

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

I, for one, am glad for the end of former President George W. Bush's "cowboy diplomacy," fear mongering, and pre-emptive strikes talk.

Can Baseball Survive the Supreme Court Confirmation Process?

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

It's time to stop the baseball analogies now. If we don't quickly divorce baseball from this Court, it will ruin baseball.

Sam Stein

Graham To Sotomayor: Absent "Complete Meltdown" You'll Be Confirmed (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In what had to be the most candid opening statement of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) acknowledged that P...

Sonia Sotomayor's Core Lies In New York City

New York Times | MICHAEL POWELL, SERGE F. KOVALESKI and RUSS BUETTNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A daughter of the Bronx, Sonia Sotomayor claims the Brooklyn Bridge as her power-walking trail, the specialty shops of Greenwich Village as her grocer...

Let the Hearing Begin

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

Next week will do more than allow Americans to learn more about Judge Sonia Sotomayor, it will also present an opportunity to examine the legal agenda of the hard-right.

Meeting the Maysles: Grey Gardens Comes to Harlem

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

Bred to be lovely and pleasant, to take for granted an ample supply of cash, the women of Grey Gardens were essentially abandoned to languish in a mansion infested with raccoons and cats.

Stating the Obvious

Irasema Garza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irasema Garza

Sonia Sotomayor has more judicial experience than any Supreme Court nominee of the past 100 years. She is an outstanding nominee. Yet her detractors attack her for having stated the obvious.

Friday Talking Points [80] -- Parsing Obama's Cairo Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

This is an interesting and refreshing subtext in Obama's entire speech -- he says things are "facts" and not opinions. Considering the lunacy that passes for "political debate" on American television screens -- where there are always two points of view, and every "fact" is subject to spin from one side or another -- it is a breath of fresh air.

How Judge Sotomayor Could Change U.S. Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy | Joshua Keating | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Five ways Obama's Supreme Court nominee could change U.S. foreign policy....

Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Nomination: Obama Gives the Nation Another Teaching Moment

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

One thing is clear: President Obama's choice of a Latina woman has sparked the ugliest reaction from the Republican Right we've seen years.

Sonia Sotomayor: 10 Things You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

1. HER UPBRINGING: Judge Sonia Sotomayor has arguably lived the American dream. She was born to a Puerto Rican family and grew up in a public housing ...

Michael Steele On Sotomayor: GOP Will "Reserve Judgment"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele responded Tuesday morning to President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court b...