By Mariela Rosario | 07/13/2009 - 09:21
After meeting with more than 80 senators and weathering weeks of intense scrutiny, Sonia Sotomayor looks forward to her Supreme Court confirmation hearings starting today. If confirmed, Sotomayor, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will be the 111th justice and the first Latino to ever sit on the nation's highest court.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/09/2009 - 10:48
Rosie Perez is eager to tackle the role of a lifetime by playing Sonia Sotomayor if a biopic of the Supreme Court nominee were ever to be made.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/08/2009 - 13:45
Sonia Sotomayor earned the highest praise possible from the American Bar Association, who yesterday announced that the appellate judge is ''well qualified'' to serve on the Supreme Court even as Republican politicos were attempting to rally against her.
At this point even Sen. Lindsey Graham, R, SC admitted, "The only way she can get derailed is if she performs poorly next
week." Graham, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee also said although he was still undecided, "I honestly think I could vote for her."
By Mariela Rosario | 06/30/2009 - 17:00
The Supreme Court has reversed one of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's most controversial rulings involving white firefighters who sued the city of New Haven, Conn., for "reverse discrimination."
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 06/17/2009 - 10:30
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the only women on the nine-member court, is eager to welcome Judge Sonia Sotomayor into her ranks. She told a group of judges and lawyers gathered at a semi-private conference in Upstate New York this weekend that she “cheered” when Sotomayor was nominated.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/05/2009 - 09:30
An editorial cartoon that ran this week in The Oklahoman newspaper is generating controversy over what some Latino and women's groups are calling a racist and damaging depiction of Judge Sonia Sotomayor. In the drawing, Sotomayor is strung up like a piñata while a line of elephants (representing Republicans) wait to take a swing. President Obama is standing nearby asking, "Now who wants to be first?"
By Mariela Rosario | 06/04/2009 - 12:25
Michelle Obama used a public speaking engagement at a high school graduation as an opportunity to support Judge Sonia Sotomayor, her hubby's pick to replace Justice David Souter—who recently announced that he'd be stepping down from his position on the Supreme Court.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/26/2009 - 10:00
President Barack Obama has chosen Puerto Rican Judge Sonia Sotomayor as his pick for the Supreme Court seat being vacated by Justice David Souter. The President is making his announcement this morning, but finalized his decision over the weekend while at Camp David and alerted White House officials.
Sotomayor will be the first Hispanic, and only the third woman, to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice if she is successfully confirmed.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/13/2009 - 14:15
The appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to a Supreme Court seat seems to have hit some speed bumps in recent days. Although President Obama has a historic opportunity to appoint the first Hispanic judge in the court's history, it is unclear whether or not he will embrace it.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/06/2009 - 11:00
The two women largely considered to be front-runners in the race to replace Justice Souter on the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Elena Kagan and federal appellate judge Sonia Sotomayor, are coming under harsh criticism—not because of their career decisions or stances on important issues, but because of their weight.