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Sam Stein

Sotomayor Gets Confirmation Boost With Gun Rights Decision | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed Judge Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday what could be a helping hand in her hopes to face a smooth and non...

Sam Stein

Rick Perry: "God Bless Rush Limbaugh" (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The conventional wisdom surrounding Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court is that elected Republicans will tread lightly in their critique...

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...

How Judge Sotomayor Could Change U.S. Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy | Joshua Keating | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Five ways Obama's Supreme Court nominee could change U.S. foreign policy....

Sotomayor, Gingrich, and the Demise of Our Press Corps

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

To chase the "racist" story, the press had to play dumb on an epic scale.

Conservatives Ask Republican Senators To Filibuster Sotomayor

New York Times | Charles Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Several years ago, when Senate Democrats were using filibusters to block confirmation votes on several of President George W. Bush's appeals court nom...

Greening Hollywood: Westside Story And Eastside Luv

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

Sort of a citywide festival of "You're great." "No, YOU'RE great."

President Obama Should Consider Increasing Number of Supreme Court Justices

Paula B. Mays | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula B. Mays

Increasing the number of Justices on the Supreme Court would permit representation of more demographic groups such as Asian people, Hispanic, and African American.

Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Nomination: Obama Gives the Nation Another Teaching Moment

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

One thing is clear: President Obama's choice of a Latina woman has sparked the ugliest reaction from the Republican Right we've seen years.

Why It Is Critical That the African American Community Unite Behind Sonia Sotomayor

Kamala D. Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kamala D. Harris

Too often, people have tried to create false divisions between the African-American and Latino communities. We should stand together and fight for Sotomayor's confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Note to Newt: How "New Racism" Isn't Like "Old Racism"

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

Old white guys can be a funny bunch. The same anti-same-sex marriage, anti-affirmative action cadre can flower into the biggest supporters of "equality" the minute they get a whiff of minority empowerment.

Rachel Weiner

Sotomayor Pick Sparks Race Divide In GOP | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The attacks on Judge Sonia Sotomayor are growing more vicious by the day, sparking a racial divide within the Republican Party over how best to approa...

Obama Addresses "Identity Politics" Accusations (VIDEO)

Huffingtion Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Friday personally sought to deflect criticism of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, who finds herself under...

Friday Talking Points [79] -- Judicial Activism And Bias

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"Judicial activism" (or, alternatively, "legislating from the bench") is defined -- no matter what your political beliefs -- as "judges not ruling the...

Arianna On CNN, Discusses GOP Attacks On Sotomayor

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on CNN's "The Situation Room" alongside Tony Blankley to discuss the Clinton/Bush debate and what she termed the "self-destructive" G...

Limbaugh: Nominating Sotomayor Like Nominating David Duke

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 6/1: White supremacist David Duke took umbrage Monday at being compared to Judge Sonia Sotomayor. On Friday, Rush Limbaugh suggested the form...

Sonia Sotomayor Sided With Police, Persuaded Republican Judge To Go Along With Her | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

What power does Sonia Sotomayor have to persuade other judges--especially conservatives--of her views? It's a question that will determine her future ...

At Yale, Sotomayor Won Apology From Law Firm For Racist Comment

Los Angeles Times | James Oliphant and Andrew Zajac | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The early White House story line on Sonia Sotomayor emphasizes her pragmatism and a cautious, measured approach to the law developed over a years-long...

Sam Stein

Upcoming Supreme Court Rulings Could Have Impact On Sotomayor's Confirmation | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the most controversial rulings in Judge Sonia Sotomayor's tenure on the appellate court happens to be one of her most recent. Her decision -- a...

Sam Stein

Sotomayor's Doctor Says Her Diabetes A Non-Issue | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Judge Sonia Sotomayor's physician has penned a letter proclaiming Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee to be in "very good health" with few long-term ...

That 'Latina Woman'

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-05-29-shaw_sotomayor.jpgPairing an almost eight-year-old quote with a photo fished from the file, you see how the media can suggest Sotomayor as someone angry, bitter -- even "racist."

Sotomayor Racist?

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abby L. Ferber

The fact that these conservative politicians and commentators don't even see racism unless they feel it is directed against them is precisely why we need the voices of women of color on the court.

Sam Stein

Polls: Sotomayor Loved By Public | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The early public response to Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is strong. President Obama's choice for the bench is receiving polling numbers comp...

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.