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Kyl To Oppose Sotomayor

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Jon Kyl's office says he'll vote against Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor (SOHN'-ya soh-toh-my-YOR'), the late...

Sotomayor Emerges From Hearings With Public's Support: Poll

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sonia Sotomayor has emerged from her Senate confirmation hearings with majority public support for her nomination to the Supreme Court, holding the po...

Robin Givhan: Sotomayor's Suits Reminiscent Of '1980s Lady Power Broker'

Washington Post | Robin Givhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

This week, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor did not appear to have been swayed by the fashion industry's argument. Not in the least. Her wardrob...

Why You so Black?

Elon James White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Elon James White

I am an Average Black Person. I would much rather play my Xbox 360 and watch reruns of Scrubs. I don't want to rant and rail against the system and the perceptions of Blacks: I'm FORCED to.

Left, Right & Center: Sotomayor, Health Care, and GOP reform

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

The Sotomayor hearings, Health Care bills making their way through Congress and the giant profits reported by the banking industry all form the basis ...

Staying Cool Under Pressure

Nicole Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nicole Williams

Here, some tips inspired by Sonya Sotomayer when faced with criticism in your own line of work.

WATCH: Pat Buchanan Literally Stuck In The 1950's

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

This past Thursday, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow had Pat on her show, where they had a long discussion about how Pat thinks the white man is the true victim of racism in America.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Activist?

Monica Youn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Monica Youn

In all the hullabaloo about so-called "judicial activism," wouldn't it be refreshing to hear some questions about "judicial passivism" as well?

Sotomayor Hearings (VIDEO, UPDATES): Day 4

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Judge Sonia Sotomayor appeared Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the fourth day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Our full ...

Sotomayor Hearings are Political Bullsh*t

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Senate confirmation hearings on judicial nominations are a form of Kabuki Theater in which everyone plays their assigned roles and no one tells the whole truth.

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...

Punching the Tar Baby

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

From the moment Judge Sotomayor was nominated to the court, the Right wing made it clear that they were going to play the only card left in the Republican deck -- the race card.

Sotomayor: Who Could Be More American?

Ed Hayes | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Hayes

There are those who see Judge Sotomayor as an example of the American Dream, a woman who came from a working-class background into the best schools and drove herself intellectually and physically.

Gender and the Judge: Sotomayor Encounters a Familiar Bias

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The direct questioning has been (mostly) civil and (mostly) relevant to the job of serving on the highest court in the land. But it is the flanking actions that say volumes about the realities of women, work and bias.

I'm Against Sonia Sotomayor

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Why oh why do we persist in having these hearings? Or why do we persist in believing -- or hoping against hope -- that these hearings will be revelatory (or at least great theater and politics)?

Sonia Sotomayor's Amazing Judicial Temperament

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

Sotomayor displayed admirable self-control and patience throughout this hearing. I, on the other hand, found myself yelling at the TV screen during the question periods from some of the senators.

Sotomayor Hearings (VIDEO, UPDATES): Day 3

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Judge Sonia Sotomayor appeared Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the third day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Our full ...

Wise Women Unite! What Sotomayor Should Have Said

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

Racial and ethnic minorities and women are the only groups asked to check their identity at the door. It is assumed that once given access to power, they will try to funnel those resources to their own kind.

Jason Linkins

Rachel Maddow, Dahlia Lithwick Discuss GOP Latina Fixation (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last night, Rachel Maddow dug into the day of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's hearings, which she characterized as being far more revealing about Sotomayor's ...

The Sotomayor Hearings - Branding the Neo-Confederates

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

If you read the liberal blogosphere, you know about Senator Sessions's history of dubious racial statements. If you're following on most of the mainstream media, you don't.

Senator, Would You Be Ok With an All White Court? Really?

David Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Weinberger

If all else were equal, would you prefer to have a Court made up of nine white men from similar backgrounds, or a Court that includes men and women of various hues and from a variety of backgrounds?

Sam Stein

Sotomayor Says Roe v. Wade Is Established Law (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Judge Sonia Sotomayor declared unequivocally on Tuesday that the right to choose an abortion, as determined by Roe v. Wade, was established as law by ...

Sen. Grassley Admits To Different Standards For Alito And Sotomayor

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During the opening day of confirmation hearings, Judge Sonia Sotomayor came under fire from Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) for stating that her experien...

Balls, Strikes and Empathy

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

They've got to give the balls and strikes thing a rest. Sotomayor's replacing David Souter, not Benito Santiago. Justice isn't a game and a Supreme Court Justice isn't an umpire.

Sotomayor Challenge Blows Up in Sessions' Face

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ouch! Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), seeking to discredit Judge Sonia Sotomayor's judicial philosophy, cited her 2001 "wise Latina" speech, and contr...