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August 6, 2009 | James Oliphant
In the Senate, freedom apparently comes with retirement. On Wednesday, three Republicans who are not seeking reelection next year broke with their party and announced they would support Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. The most notable was Christopher S. Bond, the four-term senator from Missouri. Joining him in backing President Obama's first high court pick were Sens. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire and Mel Martinez of Florida. The Senate scheduled a vote for 3 p.m. today.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's dissent from the high court's 6-2 decision Tuesday to uphold Michigan's voter-approved ban on affirmative action for public universities has been variously described as “ blistering ," “ scathing ,” and " outraged . " It is passionate, for sure, but it is actually logical and scholarly, and well worth curling up with. She laments that the court's role as a bulwark against suppression of the minority has crumbled, and that her colleagues have allowed Michigan voters “to do what our Constitution forbids.” (Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, in his majority opinion, noted that race considerations in college admissions are permissible.
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NATIONAL
May 31, 2009 | Peter Nicholas and James Oliphant
It did not take long after moving 60 miles from the ethnically diverse neighborhoods of the Bronx to the campus of Princeton University for Sonia Sotomayor to make it clear she was not happy with the way the overwhelmingly white, male school was run. In her sophomore year, Sotomayor walked into the office of university President William G. Bowen to demand more Latino faculty and students.
NATIONAL
February 25, 2013 | By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court's first Latina justice, slammed a Texas prosecutor Monday for citing race as grounds for convicting a defendant of a drug deal, saying the government attorney had tried to "substitute racial stereotype for evidence and racial prejudice for reason. " She filed a rare statement commenting on the court's refusal to hear an appeal, not to dissent from the decision but to "dispel any doubt" that the action "should be understood to signal our tolerance of a federal prosecutor's racially charged remark.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 13 - 19, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Chris Matthews Howard Fineman; Liz Marlantes; John Harris; Kasie Hunt. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC; Sunday 5:30 a.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today The Golden Globe Awards. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union Gun control: David Keene, NRA. Gun control; Newtown shootings: Gov. Daniel P. Malloy (D-Conn.)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's dissent from the high court's 6-2 decision Tuesday to uphold Michigan's voter-approved ban on affirmative action for public universities has been variously described as “ blistering ," “ scathing ,” and " outraged . " It is passionate, for sure, but it is actually logical and scholarly, and well worth curling up with. She laments that the court's role as a bulwark against suppression of the minority has crumbled, and that her colleagues have allowed Michigan voters “to do what our Constitution forbids.” (Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, in his majority opinion, noted that race considerations in college admissions are permissible.
NATIONAL
July 8, 2009 | James Oliphant and David G. Savage
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has received the stamp of approval from the American Bar Assn. less than a week before her confirmation hearing begins on Capitol Hill. Sotomayor, a sitting federal appeals judge in New York, was deemed "well qualified" to serve as an associate justice on the high court by an ABA panel -- the highest rating the national attorney organization bestows. The White House was notified by a letter Tuesday to counsel Gregory Craig.
NATIONAL
May 28, 2009 | Janet Hook
Acknowledging that it will be difficult to defeat the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, Republicans in the Senate and beyond Capitol Hill are looking for other strategies to gain political yardage in the debate over President Obama's pick. They are spotlighting her decisions on wedge issues such as gun rights that could put pressure on Democrats from conservative states.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2011
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says she received nearly $1.2 million to write a memoir of her rise from a South Bronx housing project to the nation's highest court. Sotomayor reported the payment for the as-yet untitled book from Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group in an annual report of personal finances, released Friday for the justice and her eight colleagues. Knopf revealed last July that Sotomayor had agreed to write the memoir, but the size of the advance had not been public.
NATIONAL
August 9, 2009 | David G. Savage
Sonia Sotomayor became the 111th Supreme Court justice in the nation's history today, taking an oath to "administer justice without respect to persons and do equal right to the poor and to the rich." Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. administered the oath in a ceremonial conference room at the Supreme Court before a small gathering of Sotomayor's family and friends, and a handful of White House aides who had worked on her confirmation. Roberts said the special swearing-in was arranged for a quiet morning so that Sotomayor could "begin her work as an associate justice without delay."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
She may be far from her Bronx roots these days, but Sonia Sotomayor still knows how to salsa. Sotomayor, the Nuyorican Supreme Court justice appointed by President Obama, has been busy this week promoting her new autobiography, "My Beloved World," which paints a detailed self-portrait of her blue-collar New York upbringing, her years as a Princeton undergraduate and her journey into adulthood. Naturally, Sotomayor has been making the rounds of the promotional-tour circuit lately, including an interview with the Spanish-language Univision network's Jorge Ramos.
NATIONAL
January 19, 2013 | By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - As an 8-year-old, Sonia Sotomayor stood on a chair next to the gas stove, boiled water and sterilized a needle. "I'm going to give myself the shot," she told her mother. Her father was drinking heavily, dying of alcoholism, and his hands trembled. Her mother was often away, working nights as a nurse. Sonia had been diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, and she needed a daily shot of insulin. To avoid the screaming matches between her parents over it, she decided she would inject herself.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
My Beloved World Sonia Sotomayor Knopf: 336 pp., $27.95 Some of the most revealing moments in Sonia Sotomayor's stirring new memoir, "My Beloved World," come early in the book's 300-plus pages. The future Supreme Court justice is a mere 9 years old when her father dies in her family's apartment in a Bronx housing project. He was a broken-hearted man with an artist's soul and a weakness for Seagram's Seven that eventually killed him. Juan Sotomayor's family is devastated by his early death.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 13 - 19, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning Nancy O'Dell. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Chris Colfer; AnnaSophia Robb. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View 10 a.m. KABC The Wendy Williams Show Meagan Good. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV The Talk Beth Behrs; Jessica Collins.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 13 - 19, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Chris Matthews Howard Fineman; Liz Marlantes; John Harris; Kasie Hunt. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC; Sunday 5:30 a.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today The Golden Globe Awards. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union Gun control: David Keene, NRA. Gun control; Newtown shootings: Gov. Daniel P. Malloy (D-Conn.)
OPINION
July 4, 2012
Re "Roberts shows he puts law above politics," June 30 What a sad state of affairs that we praise the chief justice of the Supreme Court because he "puts law ahead of politics. " Have we stooped that low? Of course, the country can be thankful thatJohn G. Roberts Jr.'s constitutional training brought him to his decision. Our country will be better for it. Are we to take from this that the four justices who voted against the Affordable Care Act put their politics before the law?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
My Beloved World Sonia Sotomayor Knopf: 336 pp., $27.95 Some of the most revealing moments in Sonia Sotomayor's stirring new memoir, "My Beloved World," come early in the book's 300-plus pages. The future Supreme Court justice is a mere 9 years old when her father dies in her family's apartment in a Bronx housing project. He was a broken-hearted man with an artist's soul and a weakness for Seagram's Seven that eventually killed him. Juan Sotomayor's family is devastated by his early death.
NATIONAL
June 4, 2009 | Michael Muskal
Newt Gingrich, a former House speaker who has called Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a racist, backed away from those comments Wednesday but continued to question whether her philosophy qualified her to become the first Latino on the high court. Gingrich had joined with conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh in calling Sotomayor a racist after comments she made in 2001 comparing the judgment of Latinas and white men were widely circulated.
BUSINESS
June 28, 2012 | By Ricardo Lopez and Chad Terhune
With the U.S. Supreme Court upholding President Obama's Affordable Care Act, state officials and healthcare leaders met the decision with mixed reaction, largely along party lines. Sen. Barbara Boxer, a Democrat, called the ruling on Twitter "great news for America's families. " And Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, in a statement, also heralded the news: "The Supreme Court today upheld the healthcare reform law passed by Congress in 2010, meaning Californians can be confident that access to affordable health insurance is finally a reality.
NEWS
June 28, 2012 | By Timothy M. Phelps
WASHINGTON -- Just before 10 a.m. EDT today, the nine justices of the Supreme Court will be summoned by a buzzer to the robing room behind the court bench. No matter how acrimonious the fight over the healthcare decision they are about to announce, tradition calls for them to shake hands with one another. Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller began that little ceremony in the late 1800s to note that differences of opinion do not preclude the justices' overall harmony of purpose. That sense of harmony may be short-lived if the court is badly split on what may be the most significant ruling on an act of Congress in more than half a century.
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