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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSonia Sotomayor completed an unlikely and historic journey today, one that began with her birth in a Bronx, New York, housing project 55 years ago and culminated in her confirmation as the Supreme Court's 111th justice. When she is sworn into office,...
The Swampby Mark Silva Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation for the U.S. Supreme Court is "virtually filibuster-proof,'' one Democratic senator said today, but lawmakers should not be forced into any deadline for her confirmation, a Republican leader said. And...
The Swampby Michael Muskal Newt Gingrich, the former Republican House speaker who has become a leading conservative critic, today backed away from his comments that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was a racist, but continued to question whether her...
The Swampby Mark Silva Judge Sonia Sotomayor, among the top in her classes at Princeton and Yale Law, with nearly two decades on the federal bench and now poised to become the first Hispanic member of the nation's highest court, makes......
The Swampby Mark Silva The ranking Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee which will conduct the hearings for confirmation of President Barack Obama's first nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York, saluted the credentials...
Tags: Sonia Sotomayor, Upper House, Government, Parliament, Alabama
The SwampOne of the more curious - and flawed - lines of attack by Republicans against the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court is to raise doubts about whether she would be a fair "umpire" of legal disputes. Jurist-as-umpire is an attractive...
The Swampby Mark Silva Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, said today that she has resigned from an elite all-women's club after Republicans questioned her participation in it. Sotomayor says she resigned from the...
The Swampby James Oliphant The Supreme Court's reversal Monday of a discrimination ruling involving a group of white Connecticut firefighters has provided critics of high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor with some fresh ammunition. Republican senators and...
The Swampby Peter Nicholas and Peter Wallsten White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said today that there is not enough support in Congress now to pass a comprehensive immigration bill providing a path to citizenship for the nation's illegal immigrants,......
The Swampby Mark Silva J. Gerald Hebert, a former senior trial attorney in the Civil Rights division of the Department of Justice, was one of the voices who derailed Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III in his bid for a federal judgeship in......
Tags: Parliament, NPR, Alabama, Barack Obama, Social Issues
Spin CycleAfter Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) led off in the questioning of Judge Sonia Sotomayor focusing on her infamous "wise Latina" comment and her opinion on the contentious New Haven firefighter and Washington, D.C., gun......
Spin CycleAfter repeated questioning on her "wise Latina" quotation by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), left, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor bends in her defense of her words, that she was trying to inspire young Latinos that their life experiences would......
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