Stories tagged: Sonia Sotomayor
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014, 8:44 a.m.
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 …
Fri., June 3, 2011, midnight
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 …
Tue., Oct. 6, 2009, midnight
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 …
Mon., Oct. 5, 2009, midnight
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 …
Wed., Aug. 19, 2009, midnight
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 …
Thu., Aug. 6, 2009, 12:17 p.m.
Senate confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court
WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor Thursday as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court.
Thu., Aug. 6, 2009, midnight
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 …
Wed., July 29, 2009, midnight
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 …
Mon., July 27, 2009, 10:35 a.m.
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.
Wed., July 22, 2009, midnight
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 …
Fri., July 17, 2009, midnight
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. …
Thu., July 16, 2009, midnight
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 …
Wed., July 15, 2009, midnight
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 …
Mon., July 13, 2009, 3:05 p.m.
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 …
Mon., July 13, 2009, midnight
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 …
Sun., July 5, 2009, midnight
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 …
Tue., June 30, 2009, midnight
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 …
Mon., June 29, 2009, 6:22 a.m.
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 …
Wed., June 10, 2009, midnight
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 …
Fri., June 5, 2009, midnight
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 …
Thu., June 4, 2009, midnight
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 …
Thu., May 28, 2009, midnight
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 …
Wed., May 27, 2009, midnight
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 …
Tue., May 26, 2009, 8:11 a.m.
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 …
Tue., May 26, 2009, 7:38 a.m.
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 …
Mon., May 25, 2009, 11:59 p.m.
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.
Mon., May 25, 2009, 11:59 p.m.
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.