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Op-Ed: A Historic Seat On the Supreme Court

After all the partisan rancor of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, the nation took another small step toward becoming a mature democracy when the Senate confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court in a 68-31 vote.

Wrongly imprisoned man received no empathy from Sotomayor Special

Jeff Deskovic was wrongly convicted of a rape and murder that he did not commit. DNA evidence did not link to him, but rather to a convicted felon. Yet all seven of his appeals were turned down, including two in Sotomayor’s courtroom.

Sotomayor backs off controversial 'wise Latina' remarks

Judge Sonia Sotomayor, under heavy questioning by Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, backed off her now infamous "wise Latina" comments.

Republicans take aim at Sotomayor's controversial past

Today marks the opening of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings in the Senate. Opening statements are being read today, but lines are being drawn in the sand.

Sotomayor Confirmation hearing time and date set

The hearings for the next Supreme court Justice, Sotomayor, have been scheduled to begin next Monday, July 13 at 10am. This was announced by the senate Judiciary committee.

Sotomayor decision on firefighters overturned by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of white firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut who claimed denied promotions due to their race. The ruling is a reversal of Sotomayor's prior decision on the matter.

Supreme Court bids Souter farewell

Today is Supreme Court Justice David Souter's last day on the highest court in the land. He has an opportunity, however, to make one last mark on history.

Would Sotomayor Be Compassionate on the Supreme Court?

The recent controversy over Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor and Obama's interest in having someone with compassion raises certain questions. Do people who struggle against obstacles have more compassion than those who don’t?

Op-Ed: Republicans Must Oppose Sotomayor

Judge Sonia Sotomayor, Barack Obama's pick to replace David Souter on the United States Supreme Court, will be confirmed. Nothing anyone can do or say can prevent that.

Was Sotomayor Out of Line When She Declared Judges Make Law?

When Sonya Sotomayor made the comment about judges making laws, she was criticized. In fact some of those opposing her appointment to the Supreme Court use this as their reason. But is that fair given the facts?

Liddy hopes Sotomayor menstruation doesn't affect judgment

Conservative radio host G. Gordon Liddy attacked President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, and made an offensive comment against her on the air.

Limbaugh On Sotomayor: 'I Want Her To Fail'

Radio host Rush Limbaugh becomes the first conservative figurehead to attack the Supreme Court nominee. Like his previous comment wanting President to fail, he wants the new nominee to fail as well.

Obama to announce Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court position

Officials are saying that President Barack Obama is to select Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court nomination. Sotomayor would become the first Hispanic to hold the position.

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