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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.

Rick Sanchez Meets With The 'Wisest Of All Latina Women' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.04.2011 | Media

On the third day of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearing, the 'Wise Latina' meme pressed on. On CNN, Rick Sanchez even went to talk to some o...

Maureen Dowd: What A Wise Latina Knows About "A Gaggle Of White Republican Men"

New York Times | MAUREEN DOWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You can't judge a judge by her cover. Despite the best efforts of Republicans to root out any sign that Sonia Sotomayor has emotions that color her...

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...

Sam Stein

Sessions Suggests Sotomayor Should Have Been Influenced By Her Ancestry (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A sort of weird moment transpired towards the end of Sen. Jeff Sessions questioning of Judge Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday. Arguing that the Supreme Cour...

Sotomayor Hearings (VIDEO, UPDATES): Day 2

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Judge Sonia Sotomayor appeared Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the second day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Our full liv...

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...

Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings: Live 9 AM CT/10 AM ET

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

Hi, UpTakers. We're partnering with Mother Jones to bring you live the Sotomayor Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Join us live today, July 13th,...

Today In HuffPost New York

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

In New York, everybody's ethnic. Even the most clannish New Yorker rubs up against so many different people of so many levels of accomplishment, it's almost impossible to miss the fact that every group is a mixture of overachievers and stupendous embarrassments.

Newt Gingrich Starts Twittering In "Ghetto" Spanish

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich is notorious for his active -- and sometimes controversial -- musings on Twitter. But not only does he h...

Four Transparency Questions for Sotomayor

Sunlight Foundation. | Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Monday at 10 a.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee starts its hearing on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the position of Associate Justice o...

Have TV Talkers Been Fair to Judge Sotomayor?

Emma Coleman Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Emma Coleman Jordan

We have all read and heard the repetitive discussion of the "wise Latina" quote. But what many have not paid attention to is the unfair name-calling, and cultural and racial attacks that Judge Sotomayor's candidacy.

Sessions Uses Sotomayor as a Pawn in His Lifelong Crusade Against Civil Rights

Ian Millhiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Millhiser

Given Sessions' history of baseless assaults on civil rights, one has to wonder whether conservatives chose him as their leading voice on Sotomayor because they fundamentally agree with his lifelong stance on race.

Frank Ricci: All You Need To Know (PHOTOS, INFO, VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans have announced that they plan to call on Frank Ricci, the white firefighter whose reverse discrimination claim was rejected by Supreme Cou...

Ginsburg Defends Sotomayor's Wise Latina Remark: Reaction "Ridiculous"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a long interview to be published in this week's New York Times Magazine, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended Judge Sonia Sotomayor m...

AP: After Palin, Ayotte Resigns to Explore NH Senate; Sotomayor Is the Bar: Welcome to the 24/7 Election Cycle of the Woman

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

We live in the era of the seamless 24/7 campaign. You snooze, you lose. Could just be the change that allows a new slate of candidates, including women, to emerge in both parties.

Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing Begins Monday July 13: Senate Judiciary Committee

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced Monday that the confirmation hearing for the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor t...

Sam Stein

GOP Demands More Sotomayor Docs, Despite Limiting Disclosure With Alito | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination for the Supreme Court has hit a small snag as high-ranking Republicans in the Senate are demanding that more inform...

Supreme Court Likely To Keep

Washington Post | Robert Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the Supreme Court, it was the year of living on the verge. On the verge of declaring the key provision of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutiona...

Sen. Thune Tries To Rally Conservatives Against Sotomayor: "We Need You"

The National Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Monday night, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., made a rallying cry for conservatives in opposition to Sonia Sotomayor: "We need you involved in this process,"...

Sam Stein

GOP Jumps On Ricci, But Sotomayor's Confirmation Chances Remain Strong | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Supreme Court's ruling that a group of white firefighters were unfairly denied promotions based on their race was the worst of three possible outc...

Sotomayor Support: 62% Say She Should Be Confirmed

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sonia Sotomayor enjoys broad public support for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, with large majorities of Americans rejecting the notion that her sex...

Take the Whole Constitution Seriously: How to Restart a National Conversation on Federal Judges and Constitutional Meaning

Peter M. Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

America's legal progressives are wondering how to re-engage the American public more generally in a serious discussion about the role of federal judge...

GOP: Sotomayor Fight Not Helping Us Much

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nearly a month after President Barack Obama picked her for the Supreme Court, Republican senators say Sonia Sotomayor isn't serving as the political l...

Sen. Inhofe: I Decided To Oppose Sotomayor "Eleven Years Ago"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a surprisingly candid statement, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) admitted that his vote to oppose Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was a "foregone co...