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Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Racist Police, Courts, Fraternities: Who Says We Don't Need Affirmative Action Anymore?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

If affirmative action -- or, better, equal opportunity -- is to be reinstated, we need to "build it better," as the new mantra goes. And its practitioners need to keep control of their instrument.

Justice Sotomayor: Stop Bending the Constitution to Favor Cops

Evan Bernick | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Evan Bernick

Americans expect and deserve a level playing field every time they seek justice in our courts. Our nation was founded on the principle that public officials possess only delegated (and therefore limited) powers, and they must be held accountable for the responsible exercise of those powers.

Catholic Education Ad Campaign in the Empire State Strikes Back

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 08.05.2014 | New York
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

With choice, parents can opt for a public school, parochial school, private school, or charter school. When it comes to something as vital as a child's education, parents need the freedom to choose.

Supreme Court Justice Describes Navigating New Worlds

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who grew up poor in New York City, described Monday how she navigated new worlds of I...

Happy Birthday Sonia!

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.25.2013 | Latino Voices

The verdict is in, the jury has decided it’s time to celebrate Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s birthday! There’s not doubt these are busy time...

Court Says Judges Can't Use New Guidelines On Old Case

AP | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court says judges can't use newer sentencing guidelines on an old case. The justices ruled 5-4 for Marvin Peugh, who was co...

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...

Justice's Memoir Offers Personal Look

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says in her upcoming memoir that her lifelong battle against diabetes and the fear that she might ...

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 ...

Note to Politicians: Diss the Deadly Myth

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Despite the myth that promoting strict gun laws can be political suicide, thanks to the courage of leaders and supporters of sensible gun laws, the gun lobby doesn't make much of a difference on who wins and loses elections.

Elena Kagan and the Right Wing Dog That Didn't Bark

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Kagan's imminent confirmation, like Justice Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation last year, demonstrates that when the White House is faced with contained and discrete political choices, they are able to make good decisions.

The Nomination Fight and the Republican Quandary

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The rational thing for Republicans would be to make the nomination a short enough process to show that they are interested in occasionally working with the Democrats.

JUSTICE JEWELRY: Sotomayor Sticks To Her Signature Earrings (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

When Sonia Sotomayor was nominated to the Supreme Court in May, we noticed that she, like all Supreme Court justices, had a way of dressing up her bor...

Republicans Weigh Risks Of A Supreme Court Battle

New York Times | Adam Nagourney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court has put the Republican Party in a bind, as it weighs the cost of aggressively opp...

Sam Stein

"Where Policy Is Made": Sotomayor's Court Comment Explained | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The ubiquitous conservative attack on Judge Sonia Sotomayor stems from a statement she made at a conference at Duke University Law School in 2005, in ...