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  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor working on 3 books for young people

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is working on three books for young readers.


  • Obama administration: Birth control mandate should not be blocked

    The Justice Department called on Justice Sonia Sotomayor to dissolve her last-minute stay on the contraceptive coverage requirement of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Sotomayor issued the …


  • Editorial: Al-Kidd wins small measure of empathy

    Tuesday’s unanimous ruling in a Supreme Court case involving a former University of Idaho student may have left the false impression that tap-dancing on the Fourth Amendment is noncontroversial, at …


  • Sotomayor jumps into Supreme Court role

    WASHINGTON – By midmorning on the first day of the Supreme Court’s term, it was clear new Justice Sonia Sotomayor will fit right in – and in particular with her …


  • Change coming to U.S. Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON – Justice David Souter never danced the salsa in public. Justice John Paul Stevens doesn’t sing in karaoke bars. And Chief Justice John Roberts hasn’t thrown out the first …


  • Sotomayor’s first vote sought to spare killer

    WASHINGTON – Newly seated Justice Sonia Sotomayor has cast her first recorded vote on the Supreme Court, joining three liberal justices in an unsuccessful effort to stop an execution in …


  • Senate confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor Thursday as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court.


  • Nation in brief: Sotomayor gains Republican votes

    Washington – Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor won more GOP support in her drive toward near-certain Senate confirmation today as the first Hispanic justice. Republican Sens. Kit Bond of Missouri …


  • Vote foretells partisan pattern of opposition

    WASHINGTON – Republicans’ unflinching opposition to Judge Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday drew a partisan line in the sand, signaling that future Barack Obama nominees to the Supreme Court are unlikely …


  • Risch, Crapo oppose Sotomayor’s confirmation

    Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, both Republicans, said today they will vote against confirming Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.


  • Sotomayor vote delayed

    WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans on Tuesday blocked the consideration of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor for a week, saying that they needed time to study her record, even …


  • Editorial: Lots to learn from process in Senate for Sotomayor

    Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings have provided moments of tension and moments of levity. It’s been a refreshing demonstration of national political leaders’ ability to temper serious advocacy with respectful civility. …


  • Sotomayor deflects abortion queries

    WASHINGTON – Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor refused Wednesday to detail her personal views on abortion, saying she couldn’t answer questions about the law “in the abstract,” as Republican senators …


  • Sotomayor pushes back on racial basis questions

    WASHINGTON – Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, deflecting tough questioning by Republicans on the second day of her confirmation hearings, said Tuesday that in 17 years as a judge she …


  • Sotomayor vows impartiality if confirmed to court

    Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic Supreme Court nominee in history, vowed loyalty to “the impartiality of our justice system” Monday, confronting Republican skeptics at Senate hearings suffused with racial politics …


  • Sotomayor hearings begin today

    WASHINGTON – Sonia Sotomayor has decided advantages as she begins the most important trial of her long legal career, a nationally televised consideration of her nomination to be the first …


  • David S. Broder: Court can’t kill race issue

    The implicit message delivered by the Supreme Court majority, in two of the most important decisions of the term that ended this week, is that racial discrimination is no longer …


  • Court reverses ruling on race

    WASHINGTON – In a closely watched case that could have a broad effect on hiring and promotion policies, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that white firefighters who earned top test …


  • Court rules for white firefighters over promotions

    The Supreme Court has ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed …


  • In brief: Hearings set on Sotomayor

    Washington – Senate Democrats, determined to seat Sonia Sotomayor on the Supreme Court quickly, announced mid-July hearings on her nomination Tuesday in a move that surprised Republicans. GOP leaders lashed …


  • Sotomayor’s records sent to Congress

    WASHINGTON – Judge Sonia Sotomayor, already facing controversy for a 2001 speech on the virtue of having “a wise Latina” as a judge, made similar comments in a series of …


  • Sotomayor criticism eases

    WASHINGTON – After an initial burst of often personal criticism of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, some conservatives are scaling back their attacks and admitting that her judicial record is …


  • David S. Broder: Just say yes to Sotomayor

    It is as close to certain as anything gets in Washington that Judge Sonia Sotomayor is on her way to the Supreme Court. What impact she will have there is …


  • Nomination elicits muted reaction

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama decided Tuesday to send to the Supreme Court a veteran federal judge from New York whose humble upbringing and moderate-to-liberal record on the bench is …


  • Obama picks Sotomayor for high court

    President Barack Obama named federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor as the nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, praising her as “an inspiring woman” with both the intellect and …


  • N.Y. judge rises from projects to Supreme Court

    Sonia Sotomayor’s path to the pinnacle of the legal profession began in the 1960s at a Bronx housing project just a couple of blocks from Yankee Stadium, where she and …


  • Text of Obama nominating a Supreme Court justice

    Text of President Barack Obama nominating Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court on Tuesday, as transcribed by CQ Transcriptions.


  • Remarks of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor

    Text of Sonia Sotomayor’s remarks on Tuesday after President Barack Obama announced her nomination to the Supreme Court, as transcribed by CQ Transcriptions.