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Republican Senator Refuses To Rule Out Filibuster Of Potential Supreme Court Nominee

Senator Jon Kyl was on Fox News Sunday and refused to say that Senate Republicans would not filibuster whoever President Obama may pick to replace Justice John Paul Stevens should he retire: CHRIS WALLACE: [A]re you willing to pledge right now that the GOP will not filibuster whoever the president nominates? SENATOR KYL: It would […]

Justice Sotomayor To Throw Out First Pitch At Yankee Stadium

by @ Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sonia Sotomayor, Sports, Supreme Court

Justice Sonia Sotomayor will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Yankees’ final home game on Saturday: ANAHEIM, Calif. — Sonia Sotomayor, the nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice, will help the Yankees commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month by throwing out the first pitch before Saturday’s game against the Red Sox. The Bronx native, who […]

Sotomayor Sworn In As 111th Associate Justice

by @ Saturday, August 8th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Politics, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

Earlier today, it officially became Justice Sonia Sotomayor: Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in Saturday morning as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court in a brief ceremony that completed a remarkable ascent for a Puerto Rican girl from the South Bronx . Sotomayor, 55, rested her left hand on a Bible held by her […]

Which Republicans Voted For Sotomayor, And Why ?

by @ Friday, August 7th, 2009. Filed under Politics, Republicans, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

As I noted yesterday, only nine Republicans voted in favor of Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court, and Electoral-Vote.com has the list and a probably explanation for why they felt able to do it: The votes from the retiring Senators, along with Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, are pretty easy to understand. As for […]

Senate Confirms Sonia Sotomayor As 111th Associate Justice

by @ Thursday, August 6th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Politics, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

Surprising nobody, the U.S. Senate voted 68-31 today to confirm Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court: WASHINGTON — Voting largely along party lines, the Senate on Thursday confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the 111th justice of the Supreme Court. She will be the first Hispanic and the third woman to serve on […]

Senate To Vote On Sotomayor Today

by @ Thursday, August 6th, 2009. Filed under Politics, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

Sometime later today, the United States Senate will vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court: WASHINGTON – Sonia Sotomayor is poised to make history as the Supreme Court’s first Hispanic justice despite staunch opposition from Republicans who call her ill-suited for the bench, a pending victory for Democrats who believe her confirmation […]

Sotomayor Gets Party-Line Approval From Judiciary Committee

by @ Tuesday, July 28th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Politics, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

With the exception of Lindsey Graham’s “yes” votes, the vote to send Sonia Sotomayor’s SCOTUS nomination to the full Senate was strictly partisan: The Senate Judiciary Committee this morning endorsed Sonia Sotomayor to become an associate justice of the Supreme Court on a largely partisan vote that sends her historic nomination to the full Senate […]

Two GOP Senators Come Out Against Sotomayor

by @ Friday, July 24th, 2009. Filed under Politics, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

You can count John Cornyn and Orrin Hatch as “nay” votes: WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. John Cornyn, the head of his party’s Senate campaign arm, said Friday he’ll vote against Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, siding with GOP leaders and conservatives who are lining up against President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the first Hispanic […]

Republicans Give In To The Inevitible On Sotomayor

by @ Thursday, July 16th, 2009. Filed under Politics, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

Senator Jeff Sessions has announced that the GOP will not attempt to filibuster the Sotomayor nomination: Judge Sonia Sotomayor ended four days of testimony this afternoon with prospects of rapid confirmation to the Supreme Court improved, as a conservative Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee edged toward endorsing her and the panel’s ranking Republican said […]

It’s Got A Good Beat And You Can Dodge Questions To It

by @ Thursday, July 16th, 2009. Filed under Humor, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

It’s Wise Latina (to the tune of My Sharona) ! Did someone say My Sharona ? H/T: Stephen Green

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