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Thursday, July 16, 2009

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Hearings: Sotomayor gets praise from Dems and Republicans
Posted on 2009-07-16 12:13:34
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor drew praise from skeptics as well as from supporters on her last day of Senate questioning that is expected to lead to her confirmation as the first Hispanic to serve on the highest U.S. court.

Franken cracks up panel as he grills Sotomayor
Posted on 2009-07-16 08:45:05
Sonia Sotomayor's second day of questioning by a Senate committee considering her Supreme Court confirmation wasn't an episode of "Saturday Night Live." But it sure played like one from the old days - when Al Franken was in the cast.

Gonzalez: Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court confirmation hearings are turning into bad joke
Posted on 2009-07-16 01:28:39
The Bronx-bred Sotomayor wasn't taking the bait. As she has throughout the hearing, she refused to express her opinion on any issue that may come before the high court.

Voice of the People for July 16, 2009
Posted on 2009-07-16 01:01:42
The Democrats are calling Sonia Sotomayor a great American story. These same people never described Clarence Thomas in those terms, even though he came from humbler beginnings. Maybe the Dems are anti-male or anti-black.

Lasdon: Guess what? All judges make policy
Posted on 2009-07-16 00:14:33
In 1998, I appeared before Judge Sonia Sotomayor - then sitting in federal district court - on behalf of hundreds of homeless people in New York who were challenging the failure of the Grand Central Partnership, a business improvement district, to pay them minimum wage. The partnership claimed its Pathways to Employment Program constituted a training program and allowed it to pay workers just $1 an hour. The judge disagreed.

Sotomayor elusive when asked about abortion
Posted on 2009-07-15 14:37:04
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor dodged repeated questions about her views on abortion Wednesday - deflecting a question about whether the viabilty of a fetus should matter to a judge.

In Sonia Sotomayor's old Bronx project, a real American idol is on TV
Posted on 2009-07-15 14:35:01
At home inside the same Bronx housing project where Sonia Sotomayor grew up, one of her biggest supporters was growing frustrated.

Sotomayor, Sen. Al Franken share light moment
Posted on 2009-07-15 14:25:03
It turns out Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor and Sen. Al Franken were both Perry Mason fans as kids. The two reminisced at Senate confirmation hearings Wednesday.

Gonzalez: Sonia Sotomayor proves she's one 'wise Latina,' staying cool during grilling
Posted on 2009-07-15 08:07:57
Sonia Sotomayor, wearing a flaming red jacket and flashing a dazzling smile, gave the nation a new perspective Tuesday on the term "wise Latina."

Hearings: Sotomayor defends 'wise Latina' comment
Posted on 2009-07-14 20:16:42
Sonia Sotomayor took a Senate committee on a poignant walk through her New York City life Tuesday, from sitting by her dad's side at the old Yankee Stadium to surviving the hell of 9/11.

Goodwin: Give Sotomayor her robe already
Posted on 2009-07-14 18:26:01
The loudest noise in yesterday's Senate hearing on Sonia Sotomayor wasn't the occasional shout of protest from the peanut gallery.

Editorial: Hurricane Kirsten
Posted on 2009-07-14 02:00:45
She may only be New York's junior senator, but Kirsten Gillibrand takes a backseat to no one in having her say. And her say. And her say. And her say.

Daly: Supreme Court Justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor defies labels
Posted on 2009-07-14 00:46:38
She has now gone on to become the first Hispanic woman nominated to the Supreme Court, but she does not neatly fit any other labels the aggressively dumb right-wing pundits like to employ.

As always, Supreme Court justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor's mom is right behind her
Posted on 2009-07-14 00:30:35
For Sonia Sotomayor of the Bronx, Monday was all about the countless friends and relatives whose shoulders as she likes to say she stands upon.

Recalling WINS anchor who kept 'cool'
Posted on 2009-07-13 21:44:14
Friends said goodbye to Brad Sherman on Monday, remembering the longtime WINS anchorman as the classic radio professional. "He never lost his cool," said Arlene Lebe, who as Arlene Sachs was one of his producers in the 1970s.

NAACP leader vows to lead civil rights group into internet age
Posted on 2009-07-13 19:35:22
NAACP president Benjamin Jealous vowed to lead the civil rights group into the Internet age as delegates gathered for the historic 100th anniversary convention.

Sotomayor hearings open; Republican bashes record
Posted on 2009-07-13 11:48:18
The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee bashed Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as an "activist" judge shortly before historic confirmation hearings began Monday.

Editorial: Sonia's Supreme moment
Posted on 2009-07-13 03:51:27
United States Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor appears today for Senate confirmation hearings with the distinction of having weathered with flying colors what may be the most intense scrutiny ever applied to a would-be justice.

Sotomayor's a slam dunk, say Obama, Schumer on eve of congressional hearings
Posted on 2009-07-13 01:33:09
President Obama and fellow Democrats treated Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court confirmation to be the first Hispanic justice as virtually a slam dunk on the eve of her Senate hearings beginning Monday.

NAACP gets behind Sotomayor
Posted on 2009-07-11 21:45:48
The NAACP, the nation's oldest and largest civil rights group, kicked off its centennial celebration Saturday by throwing its weight behind Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.Read more: more:


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