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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...

    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...
  • ˇViva la Raza! Supreme Court

    08/10/2009 8:13:18 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 11 replies · 1,434+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 8/10/09 | alaphiah
    Make no mistake about it Sonia Sotomayor’s presences on the Supreme Court is primary about Race and Sex politics but secondarily its about changing America in ways that you’ve never thought of (more on that later). Just read the headlines mostly every last one report that she is the Courts first Hispanic justice and that she is female. Most of the reporting to date has been about her Latina life story while hardly any of the reporting has been analysis on what makes Sotomayor the best choice out of all of the possible picks that a president could have selected...
  • Who saw George Lopez HBO Special last night???

    08/09/2009 8:32:06 AM PDT · by chevydude26 · 103 replies · 4,162+ views
    I know HBO probably isn't really looked upon to highly around here (love trueblood, enterouge) But if anybody saw last night's stand up. As a conservative I have never felt more attacked in my life. As usual we were all accused of being racist for opposing Sotomayor....i mean forget the fact that she actually uses race as motivation for her rulings and basically ignores the has to be racist why we oppose her... i mean lets all forget how the left treated Gonzelez under the Bush administration....that couldn't be racist... As a half latin person i'm amazed at how...

    08/08/2009 4:31:06 PM PDT · by ifonlyallusawerenyc · 1,371 replies · 13,286+ views
    Starbase 5 Proxima 7 ^ | 5/3/51 | DR Roth
    HELLO!? Is this thing on? Good! Listen! Don't vote for Sarah Palin In 2012! America is attacked in 2013 she uses FEMA to lock up her oppenents and then takes over the world! Also they find a cure for Down syndrome and Trig becomes a brutal dictator killing billions! This helps Michelle Obama XII Become intergalactic dictator. Please don't vote for... OMG! Someones coming!
  • No on Sotomayor: A Sound Stand on Principle

    08/08/2009 3:40:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 621+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 07, 2009 | The Editors
    The 31 Republican senators who voted against Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation deserve credit for standing firmly against a nominee who has an unsound judicial philosophy and who failed to testify candidly about it. Given the large Democratic majority in the Senate, Judge Sotomayor’s confirmation was a virtual certainty from the moment that President Obama nominated her. The easy path for Senate Republicans — the path they took in 1993 and 1994 on President Clinton’s nominations of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer — would have been to cave to that political reality and to jump on the Sotomayor bandwagon. Indeed,...
  • Justice Sotomayor (View from Terri Schiavo's Family Lawyer David Gibbs)

    08/08/2009 12:56:11 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 6 replies · 986+ views
    Christian Law Association ^ | August 2009 | David Gibbs
    (Text is from snail mail "The Legal Alert" publication, a monthly publication of CLA) Please pray for Justice Sonya Sotomayor as she begins her service on the United States Supreme Court. Although Pres. Obama appointed her because she would be "empathetic", i.e., would rule based on her feelings rather than following the law, during her confirmation hearings, Justice Sotomayor repudiated the President's view of the law and said she did not believe that judges should make law from teh bench or issue rulings based on feelings of empathy.In fact, as she was questioned by members of the Senate Judiciary commttee,...
  • Sotomayor to Be Sworn in As Justice Saturday

    08/08/2009 7:41:14 AM PDT · by kellynla · 18 replies · 1,500+ views ^ | August 8, 2009 | staff
    WASHINGTON -- Sonia Sotomayor, her family and friends are gathering at the Supreme Court for her swearing-in as the court's first Hispanic, third woman and 111th justice. Chief Justice John Roberts is to preside Saturday at two ceremonies that will officially make Sotomayor a high court justice. Sotomayor, 55, has been a federal judge for 17 years. President Barack Obama nominated her in May to take the place of Justice David Souter, who has retired. The Senate confirmed Sotomayor's nomination Thursday by a 68-31 vote. Before she can begin her new job, though, she has to take two oaths. In...
  • This Minority Will Be Vindicated

    08/07/2009 6:21:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 1,034+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 7, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Supreme Court: The 31 senators who voted against Justice Sonia Sotomayor may get grief now, but time is on their side. Their reservations will be proved to be right on the money.Saturday will be forever marked as the historic day on which the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice was sworn in. The Senate on Thursday voted 68-31 to confirm President Obama's first pick for the high court. In the coming months and years, however, we are likely to see something else historic unfold, bringing into question the integrity of our system of checks and balances. The new justice's record of...
  • Sotomayor's Confirmation Isn't a Win for the White House

    08/07/2009 7:48:03 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 35 replies · 1,588+ views ^ | August 07, 2009 | Ken Klukowski
    The confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday will impact this nation for decades, on issues ranging from free speech to racial preferences to gun rights. It will also become a major issue in the 2010 midterm elections and the 2012 presidential election, an issue that more likely than not will backfire on Barack Obama to the benefit of the Republican Party. Barack Obama was looking for a big political win from the Sotomayor confirmation. He chose a Hispanic woman with an interesting personal story. His staff and congressional allies then tried to make this nomination...
  • A trailblazer for today's Hispanic attorneys (Warning: Article will nauseate all here.)

    08/07/2009 1:29:00 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies · 539+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 8/7/2009 | HECTOR LOMBANA
    Sonia Sotomayor is a groundbreaking nominee for the Supreme Court who defies easy pigeonholing. She's a tough-minded former prosecutor who's denounced the death penalty. She's a product of South Bronx public housing who excelled in the Ivy League. Sotomayor, tough-minded yet true to her roots, defies simple labeling Sonia Sotomayor is a groundbreaking nominee for the Supreme Court who defies easy pigeonholing. She's a tough-minded former prosecutor who's denounced the death penalty. She's a product of South Bronx public housing who excelled in the Ivy League. Sotomayor picks up more GOP support with vote nearSupreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor picked...
  • UT researchers predict Sotomayor to be most liberal

    08/07/2009 9:19:47 AM PDT · by Jim Hill · 11 replies · 758+ views
    Knoxville News-Sentinel ^ | August 7, 2009 | News Sentinel staff
    Researchers in the Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee are predicting that newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will cast a liberal vote in roughly two-thirds of cases during her first term. The prediction, if accurate, would make her the most liberal member of the current court.
  • Snowe: GOP Could Be Alienating Hispanics

    08/07/2009 8:15:45 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies · 1,792+ views
    National Journal ^ | 2009-08-09 | Amy Harder
    Olympia Snowe said today that her Republican colleagues' pending "no" votes on Sonia Sotomayor raise "a serious concern" about alienating their Hispanic constituencies. The Maine moderate was among the first GOP lawmakers to say she would vote yes, joining Mel Martinez of Florida and Richard Lugar of Indiana on July 17. Snowe told reporters that voting for Sotomayor "would have certainly been an avenue for appealing to the Hispanic community, where we did poorly in the last election. I think we can ill afford to lose their support in the future when we're attempting to rebuild the Republican Party nationally,"...
  • Gun control on a roll?

    08/06/2009 11:47:32 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 36 replies · 1,188+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, August 7, 2009 | Editorial
    The Senate confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court yesterday. Gun-control groups are crowing that the 68-31 vote was a major defeat for the National Rifle Association, which actively opposed the nomination. The gun controllers are reading too much into this vote. The NRA scored Judge Sotomayor's confirmation and ran ads to defeat her, but the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence counted eight NRA-endorsed senators who spurned the powerful gun-rights group to support her nomination. Some Democratic senators, such as Virginia's Mark R. Warner, even took to lecturing the NRA about being hijacked by extremists. The Sotomayor vote...
  • "Most Eminently Qualified Jurist In A Half A Century" Geraldo on O'Reilly Fox News on Sotomayor [

    08/06/2009 8:29:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 58 replies · 1,209+ views
    August 06, 2009
    "Most Eminently Qualified Jurist In A Half A Century" Geraldo on O'Reilly Fox News on Sotomayor and "Bush v. Gore is the most activist decision in the history of the Republic" Will someone please rush a team of psychiatrists to examine this guy! He needs to be evaluated at the university level.
  • Republican Traitors on Sotomayor- Do Give A Penny For Their Re-Election

    08/06/2009 3:33:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies · 2,029+ views
    On Thursday, 59 Democrats voted for Sotomayor while 31 Republicans voted against her. "The nine Senate Republicans who voted to confirm her were Sens. George Voinovich of Ohio, Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, Kit Bond of Missouri, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Susan Collins of Maine, Olympia Snowe of Maine, Mel Martinez of Florida, Richard Lugar of Indiana and Lamar Alexander of Tennessee."
  • McCain, Kyl vote against Sotomayor confirmation [McLame finally does the right thing]

    08/06/2009 3:42:47 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 1,203+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2009-08-06
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  • Obama Says He is "Pleased" and "Deeply Gratified" at Sotomayor Confirmation - Video

    08/06/2009 1:56:56 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 346+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 6, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of President Obama making a brief statement after the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court today following a 68-31 vote of the U.S. Senate. Obama said he is "pleased" and "deeply gratified" at her confirmation. Obama said her confirmation is a great "achievement" for America, alluding to the fact that she is the first Hispanic ever the sit on the High Court. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Sotomayor Confirmed as Supreme Court Justice

    08/06/2009 1:26:25 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 15 replies · 742+ views
    "For all you “conservatives” who kept insisting that there was NO difference between John McCain and Barack Hussein Obama, this is all your fault! You have no one but yourselves to blame when this Wise Latina (in other words, Aztlanist shill) legislates from the bench. To his credit, John McCain at least opposed Sotomayor’s nomination. " [I have a different take on this. Conservatives were absolutely justified in opposing the "pro-amnesty" rino John McCain. Those of us who did choose to vote for the ticket, voted for Palin, not McCain. If it were not for her, McCain would have been...
  • Senate confirms Sotomayor, first Hispanic justice

    08/06/2009 12:20:10 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 225 replies · 11,867+ views
    The Hill ^ | 08/06/2009 | J. Taylor Rushing
    The Senate on Thursday sent Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court with a modest display of bipartisan support, making her the first Hispanic justice and only the third woman to serve on the high court. The 68-31 vote held few surprises, as a small band of Republicans joined Democrats in confirming her 72 days after President Barack Obama nominated the former prosecutor and judge. Her confirmation paves the way for Sotomayor to begin assembling her staff and prepare for the court to convene in October.
  • LIVE vote - Sotomayor vote

    08/06/2009 12:05:28 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 46 replies · 3,436+ views
    CSPAN2 ^ | 8-6-09
    Votes presently Ds= 69 Rs = 31 ______________ Pubbies: Vitter Alexander Martinez so far voting AYE!
  • Sotomayor vote today

    08/06/2009 11:31:27 AM PDT · by walsh · 13 replies · 1,177+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 6, 2009 | Walsh
    And then there were nine. Senator George V. Voinovich of Ohio on Thursday became the ninth Republican senator to announce his support for the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor.
  • It Comes Down To Sotomayor Or Constitution

    08/05/2009 6:06:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 855+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 5, 2009 | DOUGH BANDOW
    Judge Sonia Sotomayor appears bound for a seat on the Supreme Court. Even so, Republicans should use her nomination to educate the American people about the dangers of politicizing the judiciary. Sotomayor is a competent jurist who symbolizes hard work, personal achievement and ethnic diversity. However, as Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., argued during the hearing on John Roberts, "the burden of proof for a Supreme Court justice is on the nominee." She has not met that burden. Judge Sotomayor's advocates have emphasized her moderate record on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. But in several decisions she has summarily dismissed...
  • Next Time, Obama Can Go Way Left of Sotomayor (thanks for folding Repubicans!)

    08/05/2009 7:44:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies · 1,097+ views
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 8/5/2009 | Sara K. Smith
    On Tuesday the full Senate began to debate the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. And while the overwhelming majority of Republicans seem very proudly committed to voting against her, they should be consider what kind of precedent they're setting. When it comes to the president's Supreme Court Nominees, Sonia Sotomayor might be the most palatable option he ever gives them. Assuming he has the chance to make another appointment -- and with 89-year-old John Paul Stevens still on the bench, it's likely that opportunity will come along soon -- Republicans have given the president no reason...
  • (R-TX) Cornyn Pushes Back On Sotomayor Vote

    08/05/2009 7:34:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies · 929+ views
    Washington comPost ^ | 8/5/2009 | Chris Cillizza
    National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) dismissed as "Democratic cheerleading" the idea that voting against the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court will negatively impact the standing of his party with Hispanics. "The disagreement that I and others have is not personal to Judge Sotomayor," said Cornyn at a briefing for reporters today. "I frankly wound up liking her on a personal level." Cornyn's comments came just minutes after Sen. Robert Menendez (N.J.), the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and a Hispanic, said (in Spanish) that "Republicans will pay a price for saying 'no'...
  • (R-MO) Senator Bond speaks in support of Sotomayor confirmation

    08/05/2009 7:27:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies · 1,577+ views
    MissouriNet ^ | 8/5/2009 | Steve Walsh
    Missouri's senior U.S. Senator is among a small group of Republican Senators announcing the decision to vote in favor of the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Senator Christopher "Kit" Bond says that while he respects his fellow Republicans who oppose the nomination, he hopes his vote bodes well for a future with less polarization and less confrontation. Bond points to his support for President Bill Clinton's two High Court nominees - Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer. "I supported these nominees of a Democratic President as did 86 of my colleagues...
  • Racism and the Republicans [Judge Sotomayor, Stupidgate and the "Birthers"] (Hurl Warning)

    08/05/2009 5:34:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 721+ views
    The Dhaka Daily Star ^ | August 6, 2009 | Professor Abdullah A. Dewan
    THREE stories that have kept the US news media on a breath taking slew of commentaries in recent weeks, producing some of the worst racial hype in years. First: President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor -- a federal judge on the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit -- to replace the retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter had stirred the Republican base to try to denigrate and defeat the nomination. Sotomayor, a Princeton graduate and a Yale Jurist Doctor, has heard appeals in more than 3,000 cases and has written about 380 opinions in the Second Circuit, is considered...
  • Judd Gregg is 8th Republican to back Sotomayor

    08/05/2009 5:27:20 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies · 2,403+ views
    The Politicio ^ | August 5, 2009 | Glenn Thrush
    Another retiring Republican senator is saying yes to Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court. Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) is the eighth Republican to announce his support for Sotomayor, making it clear that the judge will get somewhere between 65 and 70 yes votes for her confirmation vote Thursday evening.
  • Are We About to Put a Racist on the Supreme Court?

    08/05/2009 4:02:09 PM PDT · by TBP · 33 replies · 1,167+ views
    Freedom News ^ | 8/5/09 | Tim
    Are we about to put a racist on the Supreme Court? It is virtually certain that President Obama's nominee for Justice Souter's seat, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, will be confirmed. But there are innumerable reasons why she shouldn't be. One is that she is clearly a racist. It's not just her ridiculous statement that she could make "better decisions" because she's Hispanic. Her ruling against the New Haven firefighters is clearly based on race. While it is a good thing that the court she is poised to join overturned that unjust ruling, the fact remains that she based her ruling entirely...
  • Sotomayor gains more Republican supporters in the Senate

    08/05/2009 1:40:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies · 1,252+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 5, 2009 | James Oliphant
    A small cadre of Republicans declared today that they would cross party lines to vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. In speeches on the Senate floor during the debate on Sotomayor's nomination, Sens. Mel Martinez (Fla.), Christopher S. Bond (Mo.), and Susan Collins (Maine) dismissed attacks by their fellow Republicans who suggested Sotomayor could not be counted upon to remain impartial on the bench. "I have concluded that she understands the proper role of the judge and that she is committed to applying the law impartially without bias or favoritism," Collins said this afternoon. Bond, usually a...
  • Sotomayor Picks Up Another G.O.P. Vote [Kit Bond]

    08/05/2009 10:38:42 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 1,784+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2009-08-05 | David Stout
    Senator Christopher S. Bond of Missouri, a Republican who is retiring after four terms in the Senate, said on Wednesday that he would vote to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, despite some disagreements with some of her rulings and public statements. “I do agree that Judge Sotomayor has proven herself a well-qualified jurist,” Mr. Bond said on the Senate floor. “I do agree that she has proven herself as a talented and accomplished student, federal prosecutor, corporate litigator, federal trial judge, and federal appeals court judge.”
  • Simcox attacks McCain on MSNBC over Sotomayor [McCain declines to face Simcox]

    08/05/2009 10:15:56 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies · 1,868+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2009-08-05
    Video at link.