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Sotomayor Confirmation

Ode to the Purple Senator: Lindsey Graham, Republican, South Carolina

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Mr. Graham is truly a rare politician: someone who can maintain his conservative principles but still reach across the aisle to find common ground, even, at times, with liberals like me.

Obama Should Nominate Feingold Next to Supreme Court

Matthew Rothschild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Rothschild

Obama would do himself proud, and his progressive base proud, and the Constitution proud, by nominating Russ Feingold to fill the next vacancy on the Supreme Court.

The GOP's 'Wise Latina' Problem

Dolores Huerta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dolores Huerta

The Right never expressed disapproval over rulings by Scalia and other conservatives who concur with Sotomayor, underscoring how disingenuous attacks by the NRA and its allies have been.

Sonia and the Supremes

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shawn Healy

Given the alignment of stars in Sotomayor's strive for the Supremes, her sterling resume made confirmation all but inevitable.

Mel Martinez and the Last Nail in the Republican Diversity Coffin

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

Martínez's move can been seen as another accomplished person of color flipping a metaphorical middle finger at all the Republicans have devolved into: The party of the "angry white voter."

The GOP Proves They Need Latina Wisdom

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Solis-Marich

GOP, let me warn you, your affront to Sotomayor is seen as an affront to all Latinas and will not be forgotten easily. This will stick. You are now officially doomed.

Sotomayor and Our Changing Demography

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

Lack of diversity and a long history of racial intolerance has taken its toll on the Republican brand with the fastest growing non-white part of the population: Hispanics.

Sotomayor Confirmation Vote Breakdown

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed today to be our new Supreme Court Justice. The total vote tally was 68-31. Below, the breakdown of the vote. **** Re...

History in the Making

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

When the Senate confirms Judge Sotomayor, she will become the first Latina, the first woman of color, and only the third woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ben Nelson Undecided On Sotomayor Nomination

Lincoln Journal Star | DON WALTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Ben Nelson said Wednesday he has not decided whether he will vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Nelson sa...

Sen. Grassley To Vote Against Sotomayor Confirmation

Des Moines Register | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley said today he planned to oppose the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court when the Senate Judiciary...

White House Won't Say Who Prepped Sotomayor

Legal Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the request of a Democratic Senate, the Bush administration in 2006 opened a rare window on the process for preparing a Supreme Court nominee for a...

Name That Tune

Barry Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barry Schwartz

This curse of egocentrism seems to be the default human condition: digging your way out of the limits of your own perspective is a major challenge.

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...

Sam Stein

Lugar Becomes First Republican To Announce Vote For Sotomayor | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court seemed relatively pre-ordained following four days of somewhat news-less testimony before the ...

Judiciary Committee: Sharp Minds -- and Empty Suits

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

These Senators spend their precious minutes before the cameras posturing, except for when they're pandering. Except for when they're plodding.

Sam Stein

Graham To Sotomayor: Your Statements "Bug The Hell Out Of Me" (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Questioning Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the second time, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told the Supreme Court nominee that in the past, she has "said som...

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.

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 ...

GOP Senators: Sotomayor Firefighter Plaintiff Is Victim Of "Smear Campaign"

The New Haven Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As firefighter Frank Ricci arrived in the nation's capital for his moment in the spotlight, U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch came to the his defense against an a...

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.

No LGBT Rights Mentioned in Sotomayor's Confirmation Hearing

Jacob Reitan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Reitan

I watched the opening statements made by the nineteen senators in Monday's confirmation hearing for Judge Sotomayor. Each senator previewed what they...

At Sotomayor Hearings, Some Like it Simple

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Any judgment that differs from mine, to the extent it differs from mine, does not reflect reality. I am White Guy.

Jason Linkins

Kirsten Gillibrand Bungles Sotomayor Introduction | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

All New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand had to do on Monday was introduce Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Unfortunately, she screwed that all ...

GOP: Let's Hold Sotomayor To Standard Of Judge We Voted Against

True Slant | Kate Klonick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So much for the idea that elephants never forget. Speaking to nominee Sonia Sotomayor's "wise Latina" remarks, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz) quoted at length...