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Jason Linkins

GOP Frets Over Sotomayor's "Personal Politics, Feelings, And Preferences" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's the latest news on Sotomayor talking points, people! Let's say you are prepping yourself to oppose Sonia Sotomayor. Or, at the very least, ...

Sexism & the Supreme Court Nominee

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Even before the nominee was announced, there were already hints of bias against female candidates. Gender stereotypes appear to animate these critiques.

Jason Linkins

Sonia Sotomayor Battle Lines: Firefighters And Baseball | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Well, here's the first salvo in your Sonia Sotomayor Talking Points Battle. On the one hand: FIREFIGHTERS! Specifically the firefighters of New Have...

The Politics of Sotomayor

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

As the Republican leadership gears up for the confirmation, they may be walking squarely into another political trap, carefully designed by the president.

Supreme Guide

August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
August J. Pollak

A handy guide to the large and complicated list of various qualities desired in a Supreme Court justice.

More RNC Talking Points on Sotomayor Nomination Leaked

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

Sam Stein

White House Compares Sotomayor To Souter | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Perhaps the most effective argument the White House can make in getting Sotomayor an easy confirmation among the Senate GOP is to make the case that s...

Gay Rights Groups React Positively To Sotomayor's Nomination

Bay Windows | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama today nominated federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to fill the seat being vacated by U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter....

The Sotomayor Pick: Timeline Of How Obama Made Choice

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sources familiar with the process say President Obama called Sonia Sotomayor last night at 9:00 pm, and called the other potential picks after that. ...

Huckabee: "Maria" Sotomayor Comes From "The Far Left"

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mike Huckabee was ahead of the pack today in releasing a statement criticizing President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court. ...

Greenwald: Obama's Sotomayor Choice Should Be Praised

Salon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reports indicate that President Obama has selected Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court....

Warren, Black, Marshall, Douglas -- Obama Got It Right. Hooray.

Martin Garbus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Garbus

In writing the great legal decisions of our time, it was the personality of the writer, the life of the writer, the experiences of the writer, that determined the brilliance of the decision.

Jeffrey Rosen: Sotomayor Should Be Confirmed

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Of course, Judge Sotomayor should be confirmed to the Supreme Court. She obviously wasn't my first choice, for reasons I reported three weeks ago, hav...

Conservative Calls Sotomayor "Obama's Harriet Miers"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the media began floating Circuit Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor as a possible Supreme Court nominee, one of the first comprehensive articles to come...

CNN Joins Anti-Sotomayor Whisper Campaign

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even before President Obama has officially announced his selection of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, CNN is giving a boost to the smear campai...

RNC Accidentally Releases Sotomayor Talking Points

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whoops. The Republican National Committee (RNC) has apparently inadvertently released its list of talking points on the nomination of Judge Sonia Soto...

WATCH: "Is Sotomayor Smart Enough?" Attack Ad

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

Maybe the problem is that most right wingers don't know what summa cum laude means. Most likely, they're just desperately making stuff up to try to stop an extremely qualified nominee.

Republicans Get All F*cked Up Over Opposing First Hispanic Supreme Court Choice

John Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Marshall

The artist formerly known as the Republican Senator Arlen Specter said that as a hermaphrodemocratite, if he opposed Sotomayor his head would explode.

Limbaugh On Sotomayor: "I Want Her To Fail" (AUDIO)

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

True to form, Rush Limbaugh today said he hopes Sonia Sotomayor fails. Sotomayor, a federal appeals court judge who was first appointed to the bench ...

Sotomayor Classmate, Author: She Has A "Wonderful Poker Face"

The Daily Beast | Stephen Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Judge Sonia Sotomayor has a wonderful poker face. A couple of months ago, we were on a panel together, talking about, of all things, the nomination a...

The Judge Who Saved Baseball

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

To make sure his first nominee makes it through a potentially ugly confirmation process, Obama is wrapping the debate in one of the most popular symbols of American life: baseball.

Sotomayor Has Strong Record On Election Law

Ballot Access News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On May 26, news reports revealed that President Barack Obama will choose Sonia Sotomayor for the David Souter seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge S...

John Yoo: Obama Chose "Empathy Over Excellence"

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Yoo, who wrote memos authorizing torture for President Bush, has penned a reaction to Sonia Sotomayor's supreme court nomination. The lawyer, who...

Hell Never Looked So Good: Sotomayor A Solid Choice for High Court

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

Shortly after Obama's win, I heard someone lament that this country is going to hell in a hand basket. Well if this is hell, give me a tall glass of ice water.

Sotomayor Nomination Could Split The Right

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With President Barack Obama's nomination of federal appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, conservatives could have a blistering fi...