Sotomayor Delivers First Supreme Court Opinion of New Term
By Mariela Rosario | 12/08/2009 - 13:42

The newest member of the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, was given the opportunity to deliver the first opinion of this term. Sotomayor read the opinion out loud regarding the case of Mohawk Industries v. Carpenter.


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Sonia Sotomayor Makes a Love Connection
By Mariela Rosario | 10/15/2009 - 11:44

Sonia Sotomayor has a reputation for staying close to her law clerks past and present, and apparently it's not just a rumor! The newly minted Supreme Court Justice put aside her major cases for a little while last week to officiate the wedding of an ex-aide.

In an anteroom of the court's spouses' dining room, the Bronx-born boricua judge made the love (and legal) connection for lucky couple Danielle Feldman Tarantolo and Sean Henderson Murray. The small civil ceremony took place at the court last Friday, sources revealed to the Daily News.


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Sonia Sotomayor Makes Her Supreme Court Debut
By Mariela Rosario | 10/05/2009 - 13:15

Sonia Sotomayor hangs out with J. Lo and Marc Anthony, has Ricky Martin's personal number and recently danced a mambo with Esai Morales. She also happens to be the newest Supreme Court Justice, and today, court's back in session.


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Obama Celebrates New Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
By Mariela Rosario | 08/13/2009 - 11:15

President Barack Obama has his hands full, but he still took the time yesterday to throw a fiesta in honor of the first Latina Supreme Court justice, Sonia Sotomayor.


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Sonia Sotomayor Confirmed as First Latina Supreme Court Justice
By Mariela Rosario | 08/06/2009 - 15:10

The Senate just voted 68-31 in favor of confirming Judge Sonia Sotomayor, officially making her the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in the history of the United States

We were moved to tears here in the Latina offices, similarly to how we felt on the evening on Nov. 6, 2008, when Barack Obama became the first African American President. Sonia Sotomayor—like President Obama—has a history deeply rooted in perseverance, education and the love of family and country.


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Senate to Vote on Sotomayor Confirmation Today at 3 p.m.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/06/2009 - 09:26

The Senate is scheduled to hold a full vote on the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor as the nation's first Latina Supreme Court Justice today at 3 p.m. Although the results aren't really in question—with Democrats holding the majority and voting affirmatively across the board—we're looking forward to this moment with great anticipation!


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Senate Judiciary Committee Sends Sotomayor Nomination to Full Vote
By Mariela Rosario | 07/28/2009 - 13:29

The Senate Judiciary Committee just voted to pass Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court on to a full vote in the Senate. The committee voted 13-6 to confirm, split almost directly along party lines with all Democrats voting to confirm Sotomayor and only one Republican, Sen. Lindsay Graham of South Carolina, voting in her favor. “I feel good about Judge Sotomayor,” Graham stated.


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Steven Colbert on Sotomayor and the "Neutral Man's Burden"
By Mariela Rosario | 07/20/2009 - 14:00

Steven Colbert took to his show, The Colbert Report, to address the issues raised during last week's Senate Confirmation hearings about Sonia Sotomayor's life experiences and possible biases. He uses a really great analogy about band-aids and crayola crayons and the "neutrality" of the flesh colors that we really wish we had dreamt up first.

Check it out and tell us: Do you agree that the "impartiality" questions posed by many of the Republican senators last week were racist?

 


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Enduring the Sotomayor Hearings
By Mariela Rosario | 07/14/2009 - 16:40

It has been very difficult to sit through today's questioning of Sonia Sotomayor without wanting to reach through the screen and shake one or two of these distinguished senators. Between the embarrassing fawning of the Democrats and the broken record recitation of her "wise Latina" comment by the Republicans, I can't say that I have learned much more about Judge Sonia Sotomayor than I knew before the hearing started.


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Sonia Sotomayor's Opening Statements as Senate Confirmation Hearings Begin
By Miranda Noland | 07/13/2009 - 17:30

The Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearings for the next Supreme Court justice began today on Capitol Hill and Sonia Sotomayor directly addressed those who have concerns about whether or not her personal experiences will adversely affect her ability to make impartial decisions. "In each case I have heard," Sotomayor told the Senate Judiciary Committee, "I have applied the law to the facts at hand. My personal and professional experiences help me listen and understand, with the law always commanding the result in every case." 


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