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Justice Sotomayor's Empowering Message to Our Youth

Marisel Moreno | Posted 09.04.2015 | Latino Voices
Marisel Moreno

Justice Sotomayor's example as a Latina woman who has succeeded in immeasurable ways despite her difficult childhood should be an inspiration to all, especially our youth.

An Evening With Sonia Sotomayor

Cherno Jobatey | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Cherno Jobatey

Sonia Sotomayor resonates a strength, a kind of grandeur that emanates with a warmth difficult to define. Perhaps it's her radiant smile, or maybe her way of speaking, slow and paced, that makes it feel as if she's clarifying something for her favorite nephew.

Conservative Spin Distorts Supreme Court's Recent Affirmative Action Decision

William Want | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
William Want

Affirmative action seemed destined to fare poorly before the Supreme Court in Schuette, but let's fairly inform the public on this important matter.

The Roberts Court Gave Affirmative Action Its Last Rites, It's Up to Us to Revive It

Daisy M. Jenkins, Esq. | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Daisy M. Jenkins, Esq.

Liberty and equality don't just happen: They must be valued and protected by law.

The National Review, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Affirmative Action

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Of course, the National Review has every right under the First Amendment to say all of these things, and I would defend to the death, in Voltaire's words, its right to say them. But that does not make them any less offensive -- or ignorant of the law.

Sonia Sotomayor Delivers Blistering Dissent Against Affirmative Action Ban

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

The Supreme Court upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action Tuesday, but not without a blistering dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Sotomayor...

How Justice Sotomayor Struck A Huge Blow To The NSA

MSNBC | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

If Edward Snowden gave federal courts the means to declare the National Security Agency’s data-gathering unconstitutional, Sonia Sotomayor showed th...

Sonia Sotomayor Faults Alabama Death Penalty Law

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Monday that partisan political elections for the Alabama courts appear to be driving ju...

Celebrating Marriage Equality Rulings in New York

Joe Mirabella | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Mirabella

Wednesday night, people all over the United States celebrated the historic Supreme Court decisions to give federal protections to all legally married couples and to return marriage equality to California.

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...

Sotomayor: 'Sometimes It Gets Boring'

Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

By MARK SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Justice Sonia Sotomayor was the author of a unanimous decision delivered at the Supreme Court ...

Sotomayor Speaks At Literature Festival

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has said she wants to be called just "Sonia from the Bronx." And on Sunday, the first His...

WATCH: Why Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Got Divorced

OWN | Posted 04.09.2013 | OWN

After graduating from Princeton University, Sonia Sotomayor married her high school sweetheart, Kevin Noonan. Seven years later, the couple divorced. ...

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...

WATCH: Sonia Sotomayor’s Teary Phone Call With President Obama

OWN | Posted 03.26.2013 | OWN

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is a powerful leader who sits on the nation’s highest court. But the outspoken justice reveals her emotional s...

Sotomayor Condemns Prosecutor's Racially Charged Remarks

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday condemned racially charged lang...

Supreme Court Justice's Favorite D.C. Takeout Restaurants

Posted 02.04.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice and bestselling author Sonia Sotomayor goes by "Sonia" when ordering takeout from neighborhood restaurants. The...

Supreme Court Justice Reveals Major Gripe About Nation's Capital

Posted 01.14.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who moved to the nation's capital in 2009 to serve on the high court, has learned a thing or two ...

Taking Stock of Diversity in the Federal Judiciary; Significant Progress Has Been Made, But Much Remains to Be Done

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

t's critical that the "firsts" are followed by the seconds, and thirds, and fourths, in order to create permanent change on our federal courts.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Explains Why Being A Princess Is Not A Career

Posted 11.12.2012 | Parents

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor stopped by "Sesame Street" to hang out with Abby Cadabby and tell young viewers all about the word "career." ...

SCOTUS Goes To The Dogs

Radley Balko | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Radley Balko

The Fourth Amendment is supposed to protect us from searches of our persons, residences, and property based on no more than the hunches, suspicions, or biases of a police officer. But drug dogs have become little more than a way of converting those hunches into probable cause.

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 ...

Justice Sotomayor Hears a Case on Sesame Street

Lisa McElroy | Posted 04.21.2012 | Parents
Lisa McElroy

Justice Sotomayor is known for being down-to-earth and approachable. Even so, it's not so often that people just walk up to her on the street and ask her to resolve their disputes. Unless she's on Sesame Street, that is.