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Sotomayor chides prosecutor for ‘racially charged’ question

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor accused a Texas federal prosecutor Monday of tapping into a “deep and sorry vein of racial prejudice” in his questioning of a black man facing a drug charge.


Justice refuses to block morning-after pill rule

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has denied a request to block part of the federal health care law that requires employee health-care plans to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar emergency contraception pills.


Sotomayor Gets Nearly $1.2 Million for Memoir

Sotomayor Gets Nearly $1.2 Million for Memoir

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says she received nearly $1.2 million to write a memoir of her rise from a South Bronx housing project to the nation's highest court.


Sonia Sotomayor sworn in as Supreme Court justice

Chief Justice Roberts administers the oath on a quiet morning so she can begin work 'without delay,' he says.


Senate confirms Sotomayor, first Hispanic on Supreme Court

Senate confirms Sotomayor, first Hispanic on Supreme Court

Judge Sonia Sotomayor won U.S. Senate approval on Thursday to become the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court.


Support mounts for Sotomayor

A seventh Republican broke ranks on Wednesday and backed Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, who appeared virtually certain of winning Senate approval as the first Hispanic on the highest U.S. court.


Senate Republicans delay Sotomayor vote

Senate Republicans on Tuesday slowed down the anticipated confirmation of U.S. President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor.


Following Two Days of Hearings, 90% Expect Sotomayor to Be Confirmed

Following the first two days of confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor, voters overwhelmingly expect her to be confirmed for the U.S. Supreme Court but remain divided as to whether she should be. Ninety percent (90%) now say her confirmation is likely while only four percent (4%) say it is not. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 37% of voters now favor her confirmation while 43% are opposed. Importantly, those who are undecided have a positive view of President Obama and are probably willing to give him and his nominee the benefit of the doubt.


Sotomayor is grilled on abortion and gun rights

GOP senators press the Supreme Court nominee for her views on controversial subjects. But Sotomayor avoids engaging with her questioners and sticks to her judicial record.


Sotomayor defends 'wise Latina' remark

Sotomayor defends 'wise Latina' remark

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor vigorously defended herself today against charges that her speeches and rulings show racial bias, telling a Senate panel vetting her nomination that critics had misunderstood her record.


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