Sotomayor refuses to take back ‘wise Latina’ comment, concedes they were bad idea

Sonia-SotomayorSotomayor refuses to renounce ‘wise Latina’ words

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Sotomayor tells Judiciary Committee her rulings were driven by the law, not personal belief

Sotomayor says the law, not beliefs, drove rulings

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the law, not her personal and professional experiences, has driven her rulings as a judge.

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Civl rights group Sotomayor advised brought case similar to Connecticut firefighters’ dispute

Group Sotomayor belonged to sued over job tests

WASHINGTON — Newly available documents show that a civil rights group advised by Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor brought several discrimination lawsuits in the 1980s that sought to scrap the results of job tests because too few Hispanics scored well.

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Senate’s top Republican says blocking Sotomayor’s confirmation with a filibuster is an option

McConnell says blocking Sotomayor is an option

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says it’s too early to talk about supporting or opposing Sonia Sotomayor. But he says blocking her nomination to the Supreme Court with a filibuster is an option.

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Sister Act: Sotomayor’s brother says she had his back, calls her ‘tough as nails’

Sibling Rivalry? Sotomayor’s brother proud of her

WASHINGTON — The brother of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, beaming with pride about her accomplishments, says critics of the federal appeals judge just don’t know her.

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Sotomayor, hobbled by broken ankle, has senators come to her as Capitol Hill meetings continue

Sotomayor rests ankle during Senate meetings

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is resting her broken ankle, having senators come see her in the Capitol instead of hobbling through hallways to visit them.

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Sotomayor breaks ankle at New York City airport en route to Washington for Senate meetings

Sotomayor fractures ankle at New York airport

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor broke her ankle Monday morning in an airport stumble, then boarded her flight to Washington as scheduled and made the roughly hourlong trip to Washington to meet with senators who will vote on her confirmation.

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High court won’t disturb longer prison term for dealer whose guns were destined for NYC

Court won’t hear appeal from illegal gun dealer

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will not look into the case of an illegal gun dealer who was given a longer prison term because the guns were destined for New York City.

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Obama tries to deflect heat from Sotomayor, saying she would have restated words in 2001 speech

Obama tries to deflect criticism from Sotomayor

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday personally sought to deflect criticism about Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, who finds herself under intensifying scrutiny for saying in 2001 that a female Hispanic judge would often reach a better decision than a white male judge. “I’m sure she would have restated it,” Obama flatly told NBC News, without indicating how he knew that.

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White House: Sotomayor used ‘poor’ word choice in controversial 2001 speech

White House: Sotomayor says she chose word poorly

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday personally sought to deflect criticism about Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, who finds herself under intensifying scrutiny for saying in 2001 that a female Hispanic judge would often reach a better decision than a white male judge.

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