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Despite Sotomayor Nomination, Latino Academic Gap Still Huge

Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco and Carola Suarez-Orozco | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco and Carola Suarez-Orozco

Latinos have the highest high school dropout rates and the lowest college attendance rates of all racial/ethnic groups, making Judge Sotomayor's biography all the more inspiring.

Sotomayor's Confirmation Hearings Will Be a Trial of the GOP

Roberto Lovato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roberto Lovato

As she faces a host of hostile questions in her confirmation hearings, Sotomayor should remember one thing: it is not she who will be on trial, but the Republican Party.

Welcoming the First Latino Supreme Court Justice

Gabriela Lemus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabriela Lemus

The Latino community is at the heart of a number of highly politicized issues and attacks on its civil liberties. Someone like Sotomayor could help bridge the gap between fear and understanding.

Sam Stein

Sotomayor, Sessions Sparred In 1997 | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor ultimately sits down before the Senate Judiciary Committee, it will be the third time Congress considers he...

Ryan Grim

Republican Senator: Sotomayor Will Be Confirmed (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) said on C-SPAN Wednesday morning that Judge Sonia Sotomayor would be confirmed by the United States Senate and become a...

Sam Stein

Sotomayor's Reversals No Different Than Souter Or Alito | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the major critiques being launched at judge Sonia Sotomayor involves the Supreme Court's reversal of three of her appellate court decisions. Th...

Laura Dean

A Break For Obama: Social Conservatives Hang Back On Sotomayor | Laura Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

No one expected President Barack Obama to win over religious or cultural conservatives with his choice for the Supreme Court. But in the hours that fo...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: May 26, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

OMG, Sotomayor! Crazy, right? But first, here's an update on your Roland Burris/disputed heroism news. Over the weekend, we received an email from ...

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...

Sam Stein

"Where Policy Is Made": Sotomayor's Court Comment Explained | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The ubiquitous conservative attack on Judge Sonia Sotomayor stems from a statement she made at a conference at Duke University Law School in 2005, in ...

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.

On the Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor

Sen. Patrick Leahy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Patrick Leahy

Having a Supreme Court that better reflects the diversity of America helps ensure that we keep faith with the words over the entrance of the Supreme Court: "Equal justice under law."

Live from Radio City - Carville vs. Rove - Thrilla in Manila in Midtown

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Hidary

The fists were flying tonight at Radio City Music Hall in New York City as James "the Ragin' Cajun" Carville and Karl "I serve as Bush's brain" Rove battled each other in front of a crowd of thousands.

Republicans Weigh Risks Of A Supreme Court Battle

New York Times | Adam Nagourney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court has put the Republican Party in a bind, as it weighs the cost of aggressively opp...

Sam Stein

White House Talking Points On Sotomayor Don't Shy From Empathy | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Talking points distributed from the White House on the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court emphasize the president's commitment to find...

Sonia's Wiki Wonder

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

Seconds after the networks say that it's Sotomayor, her Wikipedia entry is updated. The newspapers in my driveway can't do that; that's why on-paper distribution is dying.

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.

Sonia Sotomayor: 10 Things You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

1. HER UPBRINGING: Judge Sonia Sotomayor has arguably lived the American dream. She was born to a Puerto Rican family and grew up in a public housing ...

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...

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...

Michael Steele On Sotomayor: GOP Will "Reserve Judgment"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele responded Tuesday morning to President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court b...

Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Nominee: All You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama has tapped federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, making her the first Hispanic in history picked to wear...

Sotomayor Opposed By Powerful Anti-Empathy Lobby

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

The nomination of Sonia Sotomayor faces new hurdles today, in the form of pressure to block her confirmation from the powerful anti-empathy lobby.