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Outside editorial: Sonia Sotomayor proves qualified for confirmation

After four days of often intense confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor proved herself well-qualified and worthy of confirmation. The breadth and depth of her experience as a prosecutor, civil litigator...
Outside column: Lacking facts, Gingrich tries confusion on judge

So Newt Gingrich now says Sonia Sotomayor is not a "racist" after all. She must be trembling with...Based on one foolish quote, we have spent a week asking if Sonia Sotomayor is a racist. I'd call that mission accomplished. And I...
Outside column: Senators' attacks on Sotomayor unjust

...baffled that some senators have viciously attacked Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Too often I've heard talk about the lack of the...the entire Senate should confirm the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. She has proven - with...
Supreme Court extends gay marriage nationwide

...government benefits to legally married same-sex couples.Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor formed the majority with Kennedy on Friday, the same lineup as two years ago.The earlier decision in United States...
High court upholds use of controversial execution drug Arizona and Oklahoma as "having little probative value for present purposes."In a biting dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said, "Under the court's new rule, it would not matter whether the state intended to use midazolam, or instead...
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After historic arguments, gay marriage ruling coming, while conservative justices' questions and comments were much more skeptical.Justices Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor both said marriage was a fundamental right and a state would need a truly compelling reason to deny it to a class...
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NRA says it won't endorse in Senate race

...NRA's endorsement if he had not voted for President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominees, Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor. Both were opposed by the NRA.On gun votes, Begich has stood with NRA members 100 percent of the time, Arulanandam...
Court balks at last-minute voting changes

...process trump "the potential magnitude of racially discriminatory voter disenfranchisement." Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor joined the dissent.Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledged the proximity to the election, but said that did not...
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Fall books: 37 new titles to add to your reading list

...presidential race fundamentally changed the way political campaigns are run in this country."Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice" by Joan Biskupic. Biskupic, a journalist who has covered the Supreme Court, examines...
Today in History

...atop the Empire State Building by the giant ape in "King Kong," died in New York City at age 96.Five years ago: Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in as the U.S. Supreme Court's first Hispanic and third female justice. A small plane collided with...


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