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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 Was Tougher Than Colleagues On White Collar Crime

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — High court nominee Sonia Sotomayor typically handed out tougher prison sentences than her colleagues in the federal courthouse in M...

Sotomayor Gets ABA's Highest Rating, Unanimously

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor earned a "well-qualified" rating from the American Bar Association on Tuesday as she prepared...

GOP Senators Now Questioning Sotomayor's Commitment To Constitution

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a new narrative ahead of Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings, questioning her commitment...

Senator Refuses To Meet With Sotomayor, Late Because Of Injury

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last Thursday, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) was scheduled to meet with Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Yet when Sotomayor was delayed because of her...

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...

Inhofe Refuses To Meet With Sotomayor

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jim Inhofe, who said Thursday he would not be supporting Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, has now announced he will not even meet with the ...

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...

Sotomayor Defends Ties to Elite All-Women's Club

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Judge Sonia Sotomayor on Monday defended her membership in an all-female networking club, telling senators preparing for her Supreme Court confirmatio...

Sam Stein

Sotomayor Champion D'Amato Goes Silent On Supreme Court Nomination | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Several weeks after Supreme Court Justice David Souter announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, former Republican Sen. Alfonse D'Amato wrote a...

CNN Urges Senators to Ask Sotomayor More Questions About Michael Jackson

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"Our viewers want to know who's going to have custody of Blanket and the other Jackson children, and none of that is being addressed in these hearings," said CNN's Larry King.

George H.W. Bush: Sotomayor Attacks "Not Right"

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former President George H.W. Bush stood up for his former judicial nominee Sonia Sotomayor Friday, telling CNN Anchor Robin Meade that GOP critics who...

Belizean Grove: Sotomayor Joined Elite Women's-Only Club

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor last year accepted an invitation the Belizean Grove, an elite but little-known women's-only group. Founded near...

Senate Republicans Encourage Right-Wing Sotomayor Attacks

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In public, Senate Republicans have kept their distance from conservative attacks on Sonia Sotomayor -- but behind the scenes, they have encouraged act...

Sotomayor Shaped By Gritty First Job In Manhattan DA's Office

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former New York police detective Chris Montanino remembers his frustration nearly three decades ago, when he was ready to go after child-porn distribu...

Sugar, Sugar

Daniel Menaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Menaker

Judge Sotomayor's medical circumstance is in the here and now, and though at this point there's surely no point in worrying, as someone who has Type 1 diabetes, I worry.

When Did Newt and the Gang Become Experts on Race? Playing the Race Card Against Sotomayor

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

According to the new definition of racism -- let's call it neo-racism -- anyone who believes we have not achieved racial equality can be considered a racist.

Sonia Sotomayor: Americans Back Nominee In Poll

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Americans have a more favorable first impression of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor than they did for any of President George...

Leahy: "Unbelievable" Sotomayor Attacks Demand Earlier Hearing (VIDEO)

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — AP The Senate's top Democrat praised federal judge Sonia Sotomayor Tuesday as an extraordinarily well-qualified Supreme Court nomin...

GOP Senators OK With Race-Based Sotomayor Attacks

AP | BEN FELLER and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Venturing into a tradition of protocol and politics, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor prepared Monday to greet the senators wh...

Jason Linkins

NYT Edits 'Sharp Tongue' Sotomayor Headline | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As you may have heard, there was this one time that Judge Sonia Sotomayor totally interrupted a government lawyer, for the first time ever in the hist...

Ryan Grim

Feinstein Answers Republicans: "Judges Do Make Policy" | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans hit the airwaves -- and President Obama's first nominee for the Supreme Court -- hard this week, calling Judge Sonia Sotomayor racist and ...

The Empathy Seat on the Supreme Court

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thane Rosenbaum

Somewhere between graduating from law school, the passing of the bar, and the hanging up of a shingle, those who are licensed to navigate our legal system have lost their inner-Atticus Finch.

Jason Linkins

NYT Recycles 'Sharp-Tongue' Criticism Of Sotomayor | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I don't think I mentioned it previously, but when President Barack Obama announced that he would be submitting Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge S...

Jason Linkins

Bill O'Reilly: "The Left Sees White Men As The Problem" (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As you have probably experienced for yourself, it's so hard for most white dudes to get a leg up in America, a nation that has historically both hated...