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  • Now pitching for Yankees: Justice Sotomayor

    09/22/2009 8:04:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 525+ views
    AP ^ | September 22, 2009
    NEW YORK — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is coming off the bench — and heading to the mound at Yankee Stadium. Sotomayor, a Yankees fan from the Bronx, is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday before New York's game against Boston.
  • Obama calls Sotomayor 'our own royalty' at DC Hispanic gala

    09/18/2009 5:15:52 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 33 replies · 1,076+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | September 18,2009
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama told a Hispanic gathering on Wednesday that the proudest moment of his presidency was when Justice Sonia Sotomayor became the nation’s first Latina member of the Supreme Court.“ -SNIP- “Our own royalty, somebody who we have become so extraordinarily proud of, somebody who I’ve just come to adore, and who is somebody who’s going to make us proud for many, many years to come, because she’s not term-limited, the newest justice of the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor,” he said.-SNIP- J.Lo looked slender and stunning in a figure-hugging nude dress during the day. Later, she changed...
  • Sotomayor Issues Challenge to a Century of Corporate Law

    09/17/2009 2:09:37 PM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 304 replies · 13,111+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 17 Sep 2009 | Jess Bravin
    WASHINGTON -- In her maiden Supreme Court appearance last week, Justice Sonia Sotomayor made a provocative comment that probed the foundations of corporate law. During arguments in a campaign-finance case, the court's majority conservatives seemed persuaded that corporations have broad First Amendment rights and that recent precedents upholding limits on corporate political spending should be overruled. But Justice Sotomayor suggested the majority might have it all wrong -- and that instead the court should reconsider the 19th century rulings that first afforded corporations the same rights flesh-and-blood people have. Judges "created corporations as persons, gave birth to corporations as persons,"...
  • Sotomayor Advised Critics Of Judge Bork - Group Also Helped ACORN!

    09/17/2009 11:22:36 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 41 replies · 1,981+ views
    WashTimes ^ | Tom LoBianco
    A legal advocacy group advised by Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor in the 1980s actively opposed conservative Robert H. Bork's nomination to the high court calling him a "threat" to the "civil rights of the Latino community." The Senate went on to reject President Reagan's nominee in 1987. The revelation is included in 350 pages of documents the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund delivered to the senators late Tuesday evening. Judge Sotomayor worked for PRLDEF in various capacities from 1980 until she became a federal judge in 1992, spending most of her time as a board member. The...
  • Sonia Sotomayor jumps in to question lawyers

    09/09/2009 5:31:22 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 17 replies · 1,644+ views
    AP ^ | September 10, 2009 | Pete Yost
    Link to AP story on yahoo
  • Sotomayor Takes Her Place On High Court Bench

    09/08/2009 1:32:41 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies · 1,350+ views
    APReport ^ | September 08, 2009
    Sotomayor takes her place on high court bench Courtroom onlookers included mother, brother, and singer Ricky Martin J. Scott Applewhite / AP The Supreme Court's newest member, Sonia Sotomayor, left, is escorted by Chief Justice John Roberts following her investiture ceremony at the Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday. WASHINGTON - Justice Sonia Sotomayor has taken her seat at the Supreme Court in front of a packed courtroom that included President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. The ceremony Tuesday was just for show. Sotomayor and the rest of the court will return Wednesday for the argument in a...
  • My Response From Dianne Feinstein re: Sotomayor Nomination

    09/03/2009 4:29:19 PM PDT · by Califreak · 3 replies · 451+ views
    my inbox ^ | 9/3/09 | Dianne Feinstein
    Thank you for writing to me regarding the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. I appreciate hearing from you, and I welcome the opportunity to respond. The nomination of a Supreme Court Justice requires the Senate to engage in a serious and historic debate. As a member of the Senate who also serves on the Judiciary Committee, I consider my Constitutional role to review Supreme Court nominees to be among my foremost and gravest responsibilities. Judge Sotomayor has a 17-year record as a solid, tested, and mainstream Federal judge. She...
  • Supreme Court to Revisit ‘Hillary’ Documentary

    08/30/2009 10:09:56 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 8 replies · 1,171+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 29, 2009 | ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will cut short its summer break in early September to hear a new argument in a momentous case that could transform the way political campaigns are conducted. The case, which arises from a minor political documentary called “Hillary: The Movie,” seemed an oddity when it was first argued in March. At issue is whether the court should overrule a 1990 decision, Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, which upheld restrictions on corporate spending to support or oppose political candidates. The court’s order calling for re-argument, issued in June, has generated more than 40 friend-of-the-court briefs....
  • Radical LaRaza Activists Clash with Anti-ObamaCare Protesters Outside Houston Town Hall - Video

    08/21/2009 5:46:19 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 1,384+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 21, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of a confrontation between LaRaza members and anti-ObamaCare protesters outside Democrat Rep. Gene Green's Town Hall Meeting in the Houston, Texas area on August 18, 2009. The video shows some of the Town Hall Meeting inside in the first couple of minutes, but then moves outside where a young LaRaza member wrapped in what appears to be a Mexican flag begins swearing at anti-ObamaCare protesters. It eventually escalates to where he begins pushing and shoving at them and is arrested by the police and carried away. The video ends showing other LaRaza activists shouting at the protesters...
  • Empathy & Apathy

    08/19/2009 1:54:41 PM PDT · by rhema · 379+ views
    First Things ^ | Aug./Sept. 2009 | Hadley Arkes
    During the presidential campaign Barack Obama declared, with no inadvertence, that among the furnishings of mind he would seek in an appointment to the Supreme Court is a keen sense of empathy for the less privileged in this country. And sure enough, now that he is president, his nomination of Sonia Sotomayor reveals a man more inclined to play on the clichés of identity politics than to seek a jurist who could stand on the intellectual plane of those we admire on the Supreme Court. Conservative commentators have been scathing in their reactions to a jurisprudence that takes its bearings...
  • Why Conservatives Get Sandbagged By Liberals

    08/19/2009 9:07:39 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 2 replies · 553+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/19/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    A few weeks ago the Weekly Standard had a ridiculously hopeful editorial about how President Obama couldn't possibly go any further to the left with his next SCOTUS pick because of the ideological basis upon which they sold Justice Sotomayor. For the Standard, Terry Eastland was sure that the logic by which Sotomayor was sold to the country would preclude a shift leftward for the next court pick. Unfortunately, Eastland proved once again that too many conservatives simply do not understand that liberalism does not rely on logic or consistency , it simply barrels forward with no heed to reason....
  • Sotomayor on the Job (Bleeding Heart Liberal Criminal Codling Alert)

    08/18/2009 4:11:01 PM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies · 1,727+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 8/18/2009 | Wendy Long
    Justice Sotomayor’s first vote on the Supreme Court yesterday was to stay the execution of an unquestionably guilty hitman that even Ohio’s Democratic governor wanted to go forward. (It did; she and the liberal activist bloc lost the vote.) Who's surprised? Sotomayor boosters tried to paint her as a tough-on-crime former prosecutor to counteract her radical-left, anti-death-penalty activism during her days with the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund. Remember Joe Biden assuring law enforcement she "has your back"? Remember the White House continually highlighting her work for New York City DA Robert Morgenthau? Remember her supporters touting that...
  • Sonia Sotomayor casts first Supreme Court vote, supporting a stay of execution

    08/18/2009 8:33:21 AM PDT · by BraveMan · 58 replies · 3,291+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 18, 2009 | David G. Savage
    Newly seated Justice Sonia Sotomayor has cast her first recorded vote on the Supreme Court, joining a dissent by three liberal justices to stop a pending execution in Ohio. The full court turned down the last-minute appeal from lawyers for Jason Getsy late Monday evening by a 5-4 vote. Getsy, 33 and a convicted hit man, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 8 a.m. Pacific time today.
  • Gun-rights groups see opportunity in hard month

    08/14/2009 8:44:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies · 330+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 13 August, 2009 | RICHARD S. DUNHAM
    PRO-GUN LAWMAKERS ON THE SPOT Senators supporting Sonia Sotomayor knew they would anger gun-rights groups. If they voted against her, however, they would disappoint many Hispanic voters. Here is how they ended up voting: • Republicans for Sotomayor: Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Richard Lugar of Indiana • Republicans against Sotomayor: John Ensign of Nevada, Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, John McCain of Arizona • Democrats for Sotomayor: Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Harry Reid of Nevada, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania Source: Congressional Record WASHINGTON — On the surface, it looks like it's been a bad...
  • Gun-rights groups see opportunity in hard month

    08/13/2009 11:15:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 1,015+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 13, 2009 | RICHARD S. DUNHAM
    WASHINGTON — On the surface, it looks like it's been a bad month for gun-rights groups. First, the Senate narrowly defeated an attempt to allow Americans with concealed-weapons permits to carry their firearms across state lines. Then Second Amendment advocacy organizations pressed senators to oppose Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, only to see more than a dozen gun-rights backers support President Barack Obama's choice. Despite the setbacks, however, there's little gloom among gun-rights advocates. And the reason is simple: These tough battles are helping them separate politicians who are merely strong supporters of gun rights and those who are 100...
  • Caption Obama, Sotomayor and Medal of Honor Recipients

    08/13/2009 11:12:55 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 32 replies · 1,207+ views
    President Barack Obama has a beaming smile as he arrives with new Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor during a reception in her honor, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama reaches around the head dress of Chief Joseph Medicine Crow to place a 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom around his neck, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama presents the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Chita Rivera, who, as a Puerto Rican-American, broke barriers as an...
  • WELCOMING SOTOMAYOR: NOW, BALL'S IN HER COURT

    08/12/2009 7:36:07 AM PDT · by Liz · 4 replies · 715+ views
    NY POST ^ | 8/12/09 | BOX POPULI
    *** .....would Democrats have given a courteous reception to a Republican nominee who stated over several years that white males are better able to render justice than Hispanic females. NAMES REDACTED Cincinnati *** Whether she becomes a woman of lasting judicial impact and authority remains to be seen. Manhattan *** I don't recall cheers coming from white males when John Roberts was confirmed. But, then again, he's not a wise Latina. Astoria *** The Supreme Court applies the Constitution, not celebrate culture and life experiences. Sotomayor's track record shows judicial usurpation instead of judicial jurisprudence. Brooklyn *** ......... a writer...
  • 31 GOP Votes To Kiss Off A Constituency (Barf Alert!!)

    08/11/2009 6:21:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies · 2,554+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 11, 2009 | RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR
    During his recent HBO special, "Tall, Dark and Chicano," comedian George Lopez tore a hole in the Big Tent. Incensed that 31 Senate Republicans had voted against Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court, Lopez informed the GOP that it would never again get the votes of Latinos. In fact, he said, given changing demographics, Republicans might as well get used to losing in the years to come because "you won't win a . . . pie-eating contest." That's harsh, but fair. Republicans know not what they did. They're only fooling themselves if they think they won't pay a price...
  • Sotomayor For Souter Is Not An Even Trade

    08/10/2009 6:52:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 981+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 10, 2009 | DAVID S. BRODER
    When Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was explaining his decision to become one of the nine Republicans to support the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, he said it was made easier because she would not alter the ideological balance on the Supreme Court. Having her replace Justice David Souter, a regular member of the liberal bloc, would not tilt the court further in that direction, he said. With all due respect to a senator I very much admire, I think he may underestimate the impact of having Sotomayor on the high court. Certainly, there is a world of difference...
  • Supreme Pride for Sotomayor [race-before-reason Puerto Rico editorial]

    08/10/2009 12:57:43 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 2 replies · 771+ views
    (English-language translation) Yesterday's media headlines in Puerto Rico and the United States leave no room for doubt over the historical impact the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the 111th justice to join the United States Supreme Court has. The fact that the judge, the daughter of Puerto Rican parents, is the third woman to reach the highest court in the U.S. is in itself historic. In addition, however, she is the first member of the Hispanic community to join this body which interprets the application of the American Constitution. This factor is a transcendental step in making the Supreme...