Sotomayor refuses to renounce ‘wise Latina’ words
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.