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    Sotomayor: Court Jester or Judge as King?

    Walter Olson recently expressed some discontent over the hullabaloo raised by his conservative allies concerning the now infamous Sotomayor “where policy is made” YouTube video. He states: Some conservatives keep publicizing a YouTube clip where she confides to a panel-discussion audience that appeals courts are “where policy is made.” Sorry, … More

    Don't Forget Sotomayor's "Inherent Physiological or Cultural Differences"

    Dana Milbank has dubbed them Sotomayor’s “32 words.” And apparently White House press secretary Bob Gibbs “wasn’t prepared” to explain them. Which words are those: I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a … More

    A Troubling Decision, a Troubling Speech, and a Troubling Nomination

    Imagine if you can a situation in which a white federal judge approved the clear and obvious discrimination engaged in by a small Southern town in denying black firefighters promotion by throwing out the results of a civil service examination. Only black firefighters did well enough on the racially-neutral exam … More

    N.Y. Times: Sotomayor Ignores Inconvenient Laws

    In its editorial today endorsing Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court, the New York Times makes a bizarre claim that, if true, is extremely troubling. Sotomayor, the paper claims, has not only “repeatedly displayed the empathy” espoused by President Obama, but gone a step further: “She has shown … More

    On Net, No Change? Not Quite

    Eight hours later, and it’s already become an old canard: Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s elevation to the High Court won’t affect its balance one bit. It may be an effective talking point—the Left seems to think so—but it isn’t true. Consider just one area of law, business law. As concerns businesses … More

    Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor in Her Own Words

    Issues Facing Latino Judiciary symposium sponsored by the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, October 2001: I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion [as a judge] than a white male who hasn’t lived that life. … More

    In Their Own Words: Sonia Sotomayor

    I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life. – President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor, October 2001. Read the full … More

    Obama's Supreme Court Nominee Sotomayor on Whether Judges Make Policy

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfC99LrrM2Q&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Follow Heritage’s continuing coverage of the Sonia Sotomayor nomination to the Supreme Court.

    'Advice and Consent' Takes Time

    This morning, President Barack Obama announced the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States. While this may seem like the culmination of a long process, it actually marks just the beginning–really, the very first step–of the confirmation process laid out in our Constitution. President … More

    Heritage Comments on President Obama’s Appointment of Sonia Sotomayor

    Today, President Obama announced Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee to replace Justice Souter on the Supreme Court. Any nomination for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court deserves careful review by the Senate. Nominations should be judged by a common standard: will they apply the Constitution of the United States … More