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Sonia Sotomayor

Sotomayor is Confirmed

August 7, 2009

With a 68-31 vote (Teddy “Fins” Kennedy was too ill to vote) the US Senate voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor the 111th Supreme Court Justice.  Nine RINOs, Lindsey Graham among them, added their votes to 59 Dems.   She’s also the third woman and (I’m not sure if anyone knows about this) she’s the first Latina on the court!  I [...]

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Cynthia Tucker: Racism and Sexism Behind Opposition to Sotomayor

July 18, 2009

In her most recent column in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Cynthia Tucker argues that conservative opposition to Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court is racially motivated.  Normally such an assertion would cause thinking people to simply roll their eyes and move on to something a little more intellectual like TMZ, Politico or Meghan McCain’s [...]

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Support for Sotomayor Slipping

July 9, 2009

Support for Sonia Sotomayor has slipped since the Supreme Court overturned her in the New Haven firefighters case, according to a recent Rasmussen poll.  Speaking of which, GOP Senators are apparently capitalizing on that case, calling two of the affected firefighters to testify before the Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings.  Americans by and large are against [...]

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Sonia Sotomayor Overruled (again) by SCOTUS

June 29, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor was overruled today by the Supreme Court, yet again.  In a 5-4 decision, the court held that the City of New Haven was not allowed to throw out the results of a test that was used to qualify firefighters for promotion.  The city threw out the test results because they felt that they [...]

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Obama Nominates Sotomayor for the Supreme Court

May 26, 2009

Earlier today, Barack Obama nominated Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court.  The media’s coverage of today’s nomination is strangely fixated on the fact that Sotomayor is a Hispanic woman, as if skin pigmentation and the absence of a penis are somehow qualifications for the highest [...]

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