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Sotomayor Sworn In as Supreme Court Justice

Judge Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in as a Justice of the Supreme Court on August 8, making her the first Latina and third woman to serve on the nation's highest court. Though Sotomayor faced intense questioning from Republicans, the Senate approved her nomination by a wide margin.

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Graham Exchanges Among Most Watched
Article | Perhaps it is because Sen. Lindsey O. Graham is the only Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee who said openly that he was considering supporting Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Perhaps it is because he said that only a "meltdown" would stand between her and a seat on the Supreme Court. Perhaps it is...
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Sotomayor Pledges 'Fidelity to the Law'
Article | Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor said yesterday that a simple "fidelity to the law" is at the heart of her judicial philosophy, as her confirmation hearings began with Senate Republicans delivering a surprisingly strong critique of her fairness and President Obama's reliance on ephemeral...
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Sotomayor Emphasizes Objectivity
Article | Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor sought yesterday to reframe critics' portrayal of her as a judge swayed by her gender and ethnicity. On the second day of her confirmation hearings, she stressed the primacy of legal precedents and distanced herself from her most controversial public remark,...
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Senate Republicans Won't Block Vote on Sotomayor
Article | Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor won virtual assurance of rapid confirmation yesterday when Senate Republicans announced that they do not intend to block a vote that would make her the first Hispanic on the nation's highest court, concluding three days of intense questioning.
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Obama mentor Laurence Tribe unfiltered - and on paper
Article | Harvard Law Professor Laurence H. Tribe minced no words in a May 2009 letter to President Obama, his former student, urging him to nominate Harvard Law Dean Elena Kagan to fill retiring justice David Souter's seat on the Supreme Court.
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Sotomayor Avoids Pointed Queries
Article | Before nominating Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, President Obama did not ask her about abortion rights or any other "specific legal issue," she testified yesterday as she sidestepped senators' efforts to plumb her views on matters from campaign finance law to the workload of the court she is...

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