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Archive for the 'Sonia Sotomayor' Category

The Sotomayor Hearings: An Epic Republican Fail

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

As today’s Washington Post notes, it’s pretty clear the the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee haven’t laid a glove on Judge Sotomayor: Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) tried to place Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor in some school of constitutional interpretation. Legal realist? Originalist? Strict constructionist, perhaps? In the slow, deep and patient voice […]

Sonia Sotomayor Gets It Wrong On Gun Rights

by @ Wednesday, July 15th, 2009. Filed under Individual Liberty, Politics, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

During the course of her confirmation hearing today, Sonia Sotomayor had a very interesting exchange with Senator Tom Coburn over the right to keep and bear arms: In a prickly exchange over gun control, Sen. Tom Coburn tried hard to get Sonia Sotomayor to explain what she actually thinks about the right to bear arms. […]

Full Of Sound And Fury, Signifying Nothing

by @ Tuesday, July 14th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Politics, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

James Joyner pretty much captures my attitude about the Sotomayor hearings: What’s more fascinating to me than this ["wise Latina"] controversy, though, is that so many bloggers and Twitterers are closely following the hearings as if they were other than a mere formality on the road to all-but-certain confirmation. As Senator Lindsey Graham put it […]

What The Sotomayor Hearings Could Actually Accomplish

by @ Monday, July 13th, 2009. Filed under Politics, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

As I noted earlier today, and indeed on the day that President Obama nominated her, it’s fairly clear that Judge Sonya Sotomayor will be confirmed to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. To put it bluntly, the Democrats have more than enough votes to confirm even if every Republican votes against her; and […]

Sotomayor Hearings Begin, Outcome Not In Doubt

by @ Monday, July 13th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Politics, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

The confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor begin today: The Senate Judiciary Committee opened the historic confirmation hearing for Sonia Sotomayor, the first nominee to the Supreme Court by a Democratic president in 15 years, at 9:58 a.m. today with Democratic and Republican senators beginning to frame the debate over her nomination. In a packed […]

Supreme Court Over-rules Sotomayor On Discrimination Case

by @ Monday, June 29th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Politics, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

In a move that is bound to have repercussions for Judge Sonya Sotomayor’s approaching confirmation hearings, the Supreme Court today narrowly reversed a ruling she had made in a controversial employment discrimination case: WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Monday, in a case with enormous implications for workplaces across the country, that white firefighters […]

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