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  • Justice Sotomayor on Kavanaugh Coming to the Supreme Court: 'The Nine of Us Are Now a Family'

    11/17/2018 4:35:19 PM PST · by SMGFan · 189 replies
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says that newly appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh is already like “family.” Sotomayor recently sat down with David Axelrod, for an episode of CNN’s “Axe Files” that will air Saturday, and spoke about welcoming in the new justice. Kavanaugh was confirmed after a highly publicized Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in September. He was accused by Professor Christine Blasey Ford of sexual assault in the 1980s when they were both teenagers. Kavanaugh vehemently denied the accusation and was eventually confirmed with a 50-48 vote in the Senate. Sotomayor said among Supreme Court justices, typically a lifetime appointment,...
  • On Hispanic TV, Justice Sotomayor Surreptitiously Hits Campaign Trail

    10/21/2018 11:53:39 AM PDT · by OddLane · 43 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 18, 2018 | Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver
    Despite acknowledging that she should not do so, on her current book tour United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor nevertheless waded into politicking, bashing both the Federal Government’s response to Hurricane María in Puerto Rico and exhorting Latino voters to go to the polls “to change this life for us Latinos.” In separate interviews with Telemundo and Univision, Sotomayor’s partisan edge was evident. On its October 16 national evening newscast, Telemundo featured Sotomayor’s message as part of that network’s Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) campaign, currently being deployed in partnership with an array of politically liberal-aligned voter mobilization organizations (including Voto Latino,...
  • On Hispanic TV, Justice Sotomayor Surreptitiously Hits Campaign Trail

    10/18/2018 5:51:32 PM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 18, 2018 | Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver
    SONIA SOTOMAYOR, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE, UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT: Ah, a very complicated question. After becoming a lawyer and judge of two courts, before going to the Supreme Court, the greatest difficulty is the expectation of others that, because I was Latina, I didn’t have the intelligence to be able to do this job. I don't know if you know that during this process of confirmation to the Supreme Court there were many who said, ´she does not have the intelligence to do this job well.’ There are many who have changed their minds about that, with the passage of time.
  • Down to work: Kavanaugh jumps in with questions as protesters howl outside Supreme Court

    10/09/2018 4:12:46 PM PDT · by kevcol · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 9, 2018 | Melissa Quinn
    Brett Kavanaugh took his seat on the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time Tuesday and asked a handful of questions about two cases involving a law that requires enhanced sentences for repeat offenders, creating the appearance of a routine day at the court even as protesters massed outside to complain about his appointment. Protesters gathered outside Tuesday morning, including many women dressed in red robes, a nod to the show “The Handmaid’s Tale,” to oppose Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual assault by three women during his confirmation. “This isn’t over, we’re still here,” they chanted. . . ....
  • Those who Oppose Kavanaugh Should Embrace Liberty Amendments [aw!m vanity]

    10/07/2018 6:03:18 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 31 replies
    It is very simple. If anyone fears ANY Supreme Court Justice, he or she should embrace the Liberty Amendments: ~~~ First off, supreme Court justices are term limited. -- secondly -- Chapter Four "empowers congress, upon three-fifths vote in the House and Senate, to override a majority opinion of the scotus. Likewise, so may the states, by three-fifths vote, override a majority opinion of the scotus. This power is ... limited to twenty-four months after the date of the opinion. Knowing that the states and a newly federalized congress stand ready to look over their shoulders, the wild social justice...
  • Supreme Court Justices Kagan, Sotomayor concerned about court being viewed as politically divided

    10/06/2018 7:23:13 PM PDT · by TBP · 129 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 6, 2018 | Teri Webster
    Associate Justices of the Supreme Court Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor said they are concerned the court’s legitimacy could be undermined if it is viewed as politically divided. What did they say? “We don’t have an army, we don’t have any money, the only way we get people to do what we say that they should do is because people respect us and respect our fairness,” Kagan said in an NJ.com report. “Part of the court’s legitimacy depends on people not seeing the court in the way that people see the rest of the governing structures of this country now....
  • 'We have to rise above partisanship': Two SCOTUS Justices say the reputation of the Court[tr]

    10/06/2018 3:14:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 6, 2018 | Leah Simpson
    The 64-year-old was agreeing with sentiments earlier expressed by Kagan suggesting that the exit of Kennedy could mean the reputation of the Supreme Court suffers. 'It's been an extremely important thing for the court that in the last 40 years, starting with Justice [Sandra Day] O'Connor and continuing with Justice Kennedy, there has been a person who found the center, where people couldn't predict in that sort of way . . . 'That's enabled the court to look so it was not all by one side or another and it was indeed impartial and neutral and fair. And it's not...
  • [FLASHBACK] Scoop: Trump privately predicts he will appoint four justices

    09/30/2018 3:06:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Axios ^ | October 15, 2017 | Jonathan Swan
    They swear he's not joking. Sources who've spoken to the president about the Supreme Court say he tells them he thinks he'll have appointed four justices by the end of his first term. "It's all about the numbers for him," one source said. Asked how he comes to that jaw-dropping number, Trump mentions the obvious: he's already replaced Antonin Scalia with Neil Gorsuch, and there are rumors Anthony Kennedy will retire. "Ok," one source told Trump, "so that's two. Who are the others?" "Ginsburg," Trump replied. "What does she weigh? 60 pounds?" "Who's the fourth?" the source asked. "Sotomayor," Trump...
  • Trump could end up replacing 3, even 4, Supreme Court justices in his first term

    06/28/2018 11:09:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 28, 2018 | Alex Lockie
    President Donald Trump reportedly has said he thinks he can remake nearly half of the nation's highest court in his image with four separate appointments. •Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush made only two appointments each over eight years in office. •Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85, and Trump has reportedly speculated that Sonia Sotomayor could be forced into early retirement because of diabetes. •Sotomayor has said she has the situation under control. •If Trump replaced a liberal justice with a conservative, he could change the court's makeup for decades....
  • Sonia Sotomayor condemns Trump’s “unrelenting attack on the Muslim religion and its follow­ers”

    06/26/2018 9:11:03 PM PDT · by tom h · 60 replies
    Vox ^ | Jun 26, 2018 | Dylan Matthews
    But Justice Sonia Sotomayor, joined by her colleague Ruth Bader Ginsburg, went bigger and wrote an eloquent version of the “Are you f---ing kidding me?” reaction ... "The majority holds otherwise by ignoring the facts, misconstruing our legal precedent, and turning a blind eye to the pain and suffering the Proclamation inflicts upon countless families and individuals, many of whom are United States citizens. Because that troubling result runs contrary to the Constitution and our precedent, I dissent" ...
  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor Unleashes 20 Minute Furious Rant Over SCOTUS Decision

    06/26/2018 1:52:08 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 143 replies
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | by Cristina Laila June 26, 2018
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the Trump travel Ban overturning a liberal judge in Hawaii who was playing pretend president. Liberals increasingly are in favor of open borders to anyone who wants to enter the United States. The Supreme Court disagreed with this lunacy on Tuesday. Trump’s travel ban could result in Muslim immigration to the US to be reduced by as much as 21%. It was a typical 5-4 decision. More from The Hill: In a scathing dissent on Tuesday, Sotomayor said the court’s majority, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, blindly accepted the government’s misguided invitation to...
  • Sotomayor to undergo shoulder-replacement surgery

    04/30/2018 1:39:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 30, 2018 | Lydia Wheeler
    The Supreme Court on Monday announced Justice Sonia Sotomayor will undergo shoulder-replacement surgery. Sotomayor, 63, injured her shoulder when she fell at her home earlier this month. The court's public information office said in a press release that "tests revealed she suffered a multipart displaced head splitting fracture of her proximal humerus," and that further consultation with specialists indicated surgery was needed. The court said she will undergo reverse total shoulder replacement on Tuesday morning and will curtail activities for the next few weeks while she recuperates. “She will wear a sling for several weeks and will undergo physical therapy...
  • Court: Sotomayor shoulder injury worse than first thought

    04/19/2018 11:23:17 AM PDT · by gasport · 43 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s left shoulder break is worse than was first thought, though the 63-year-old justice expects to be on the bench when the court hears its last six arguments of the term next week.
  • Paramedics called to treat Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor

    01/19/2018 2:34:10 PM PST · by mandaladon · 113 replies
    Reuters ^ | 19 Jan 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a life-long diabetic, was treated by paramedics for low blood sugar at her home in Washington on Friday morning but was able to go to work afterward, a court spokeswoman said. The 63-year-old Sotomayor, one of the nine-member court’s four liberal justices, was diagnosed as a child with type 1 diabetes and has openly discussed her experience with the chronic illness in the past. She was named to the court in 2009 by Democratic former President Barack Obama. “Justice Sotomayor experienced symptoms of low blood sugar at her home this morning....
  • Sotomayor at work after health scare

    01/19/2018 11:37:12 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Pollutico ^ | JOSH GERSTEIN and LORRAINE WOELLERT | JOSH GERSTEIN and LORRAINE WOELLERT
    Paramedics were called to the Washington home of Justice Sonia Sotomayor Friday morning, but a Supreme Court spokeswoman said the justice was not hospitalized and went to work Friday after being treated for low blood sugar. "She experienced symptoms of low blood sugar at her home this morning. She was treated by emergency medical services and is doing fine," court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg told POLITICO. "She's at work and following her usual schedule and will be participating in all planned activities over the weekend." The episode caused concern to some neighbors of the 63-year-old justice, who lives in an apartment...
  • Sotomayor: Judging brings emotions, but keep them in check

    10/16/2017 3:09:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 2017 5:45 PM EDT
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told college students in New York City that she sometimes feels “great turmoil” inside when she is hearing arguments on the bench, but works hard to keep her emotions and personal biases in check. […] “You can’t do human activity — and judging is a human activity — without having human emotions,” she told the crowd at the LeFrak Concert Hall. “The sense of how you deal with it is to acknowledge it. I look at it, examine it, try to figure out the effect it’s having, and then try to adjust my behavior...
  • Report: Trump Doesn’t Expect Ginsburg And Sotomayor To Make It Through His First Term

    10/16/2017 8:46:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 100 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/16/2017 | Thomas Phippen
    President Donald Trump expects to nominate a total of four Supreme Court justices, claiming that three seats will likely become vacant during his first term, anonymous sources told Mike Allen of Axios. Trump expects to fill the seats of Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor in addition to nominating Neil Gorsuch, who Trump nominated to fill former Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat earlier this year. Scalia died in 2016, well before Trump took office.
  • Offensive African American Blogger Tommy Sotomayor Attacked In Harlem New York

    08/18/2017 2:27:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    hollywood street king ^ | August 14, 2017 | staff
    Jump to around the 55:00 mark to see the defense of Nubian Queen! The setup starts earlier at the 48:00 mark. Tommy called 911 after the confrontation… also caught on tape (below)! **video on link*
  • Latest Supreme Court’s Religious-Freedom Message: There Are No Second-Class Citizens

    06/26/2017 1:10:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/26/2017 | David French
    While there are many threats to religious liberty, few are more consequential over the long term than the state’s ever-expanding role in private life. If the government is able to vacuum up tax dollars, create programs large and small for public benefit, and then exclude religious individuals or institutions from those programs, it has functionally created two tiers of citizenship. Secular individuals and institutions enjoy full access to the government they fund, while religious individuals and institutions find themselves funding a government that overtly discriminates against them. That’s the issue the Supreme Court addressed today in Trinity Lutheran Church...
  • Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor: ‘Disturbing Trend’ Siding With Police Officers

    04/26/2017 8:56:14 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    lawofficer.com ^ | 4/24/17 | law officer
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote Monday that the court is developing a “disturbing trend” of siding with police officers accused of excessive force at the expense of their alleged victims, a notion disputed by two of her colleagues. Sotomayor was arguing that the court should have accepted the case of Richardo Salazar-Limon, who was shot in the back by Houston police officer Chris Thompson in 2010. A federal district judge dismissed Salazar-Limon’s suit before trial, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit upheld that decision.