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Sotomayor Hearings

Al Franken and the Sotomayor Hearings: A Senate Star Is Born

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

While colleagues on both sides of the aisle were debating old stories about the Supreme Court of the 1960s and 1970s, Franken focused like a laser-beam on the activism of the Roberts Court.

Partial Justice

Barry Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barry Schwartz

The mark of a wise judge is the ability to balance. To deny empathy or detachment its proper place is to cut wisdom off at the knees. One without the other would give us only partial justice.

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...

HuffPost Review: Prom Night in Mississippi

Katya Wachtel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Katya Wachtel

Morgan Freeman attempts to coax a revolution in his hometown of Charleston, Mississippi, where the local high school still has segregated proms.

Sam Stein

Leahy To GOP: "Stop The Racial Politics" On Sotomayor

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The two top officials on the Senate Judiciary Committee left niceties at the door when they held a joint appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" Sund...

Judging Sonia: In Defense of Judicial Activism and a Wise Latina

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

What is the role or expectation of a justice on the Supreme Court? An adherent of precedent? A policy maker? And just how did judicial activism garner such a tarnished reputation?

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 ...

Sam Stein

Graham Decried Guilt By Association With Ginsburg, Alito But Not Sotomayor

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the most memorable moments from Judge Sonia Sotomayor's second day of hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday was the aggressi...

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.

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...

I Think...

Sam Greenfield | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sam Greenfield

That if you are poor, the government should pay for your education, medical care, housing, clothing, and food. That the richest people in the country...

Sam Stein

Kyl Accuses Sotomayor Of "Relativism Run Amok" (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jon Kyl gave a lengthy speech (R-Ariz.) during his question and answer session with Sonia Sotomayor that was undoubtedly the type of red-meat inq...

Alberto Gonzales: Sotomayor Should Explain Herself To GOP

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The country's first Hispanic attorney general said Tuesday that the woman who would be its first Hispanic Supreme Court justice sti...

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...

Sotomayor Protester Shouts "Baby Killer" At Hearing (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearing was interrupted for the second day in a row by anti-abortion protests, with a man shouting "baby-killer" loudly...

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...

Sam Stein

RNC Web Ad Hits Sotomayor On Comments She Already Clarified (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican National Committee, not surprisingly, has not been won over by Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court. About twenty m...

Sotomayor Statement: Full Text From Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sonia Sotomayor spoke at her confirmation hearing for the first time on Monday afternoon, sketching out her judicial philosophy. "My personal and pro...

Sotomayor Hearing Schedule: What Time Are Supreme Court Hearings?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate Judiciary Committee has released a schedule for the confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor, which start Monday morning. The full w...

Sam Stein

Whitehouse: Roberts Court Already Activist

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the most part, Monday's hearing for Judge Sonia Sotomayor avoided political debate. But when it came time for Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) to ...

Sotomayor Hearings (VIDEO, UPDATES): Day 1

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Judge Sonia Sotomayor appeared today before the Senate Judiciary Committee for her Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Latest updates are below. (Dou...

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...

Franken On Sotomayor Hearings: I Want To Be "People's Proxy"

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) WASHINGTON — Al Franken became a senator on Tuesday, completing the transformation from comedian to politician. The Minnesota Democrat's s...

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...