Tag Archives: Sonia Sotomayor

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Becomes Third SCOTUS Member To Officiate Gay Wedding

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: U.S. Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor officiated on Saturday the wedding of a lesbian couple with a history of LGBT advocacy, the Washington Blade has learned. Sotomayor performed the wedding of Ingrid Duran and Catherine Pino, who are founders of D&P Creative Strategies. The organization seeks to increase the role of corporate, legislative and ...

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Marco Rubio: We Need More Scalias

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Franklin Graham: Pray For Sotomayor

Franklin Graham has posted the seventh in his Twitter series of daily anti-gay marriage prayers for members of the Supreme Court. Still to come: Breyer and Thomas.

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Supreme Selfie

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KANSAS: Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock

UPDATE: Equality Case Files has the motion.

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Fox Contributor Laura Ingraham Attacks “Immigrant” Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Fox News contributor and wingnut radio host Laura Ingraham apparently believes that Puerto Rico is a foreign country. In a February 3 speech before Yale Law students, Sotomayor commented on the fact that she was the first Supreme Court Justice to use the term “undocumented immigrant,” instead of “illegal alien,” saying “[t]o call them illegal aliens seemed and does seem ...

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BREAKING: Utah Attorney General Files Marriage Stay Appeal To Supreme Court

Read the full filing. UPDATE: Via the Associated Press. In papers filed Tuesday with Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the state asked her to overturn court decisions to let the marriages go forward. Sotomayor handles emergency requests from Utah and other Rocky Mountain states. She can act by herself or get the rest of the court involved. Nearly two-thirds of Utah’s 2.8 ...

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor To Drop The Times Square Ball On NYE

The Associated Press reports: The countdown to the new year in Times Square is getting some high-profile help — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The organizers of the annual celebration announced Sunday that Sotomayor will lead the final 60-second countdown and push the ceremonial button to signal the descent of the Times Square New Year’s Eve ball. Sotomayor was ...

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Utah Delays Marriage Appeal To SCOTUS

Many had expected Utah to rush their emergency stay request to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor first thing this morning. But not so. The attorney general’s office is working to prepare the appeal to the Supreme Court on the 10th Circuit’s denial of a stay. Due to the necessity of coordination with outside counsel the filing of the appeal may ...

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Sonia Sotomayor On Sesame Street

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Sotomayor, Part II?

Media Matters reminds us what the right wing put Sonia Sotomayor through before her confirmation to the Supreme Court and wonders if we’re about to go through it all again.

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Ted Olson Seeks To Overturn Restrictions On Political Speech By Corporations

Mostly-conservative lawyer kingpin Ted Olson, one half of the duo working to bring a pro-marriage equality case before the Supreme Court, returned to his roots yesterday, appearing before SCOTUS (on Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s first day on the bench) to argue that laws restricting corporations from making political speech be swept away. Olson’s client, a non-profit called Citizens United, has made ...

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Wise Latina Confirmed

Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed as the next Supreme Court Justice today in a partisan vote of 68-31. All Democrats approved, as well as nine Republicans. Sen. Ted Kennedy was too ill to be in the chamber. The GOP’s ugly smear campaign against Sotomayor may have repercussions in the next election. From the moment Mr. Obama chose her in May, many ...

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Sotomayor Moves Forward, 13-6

As expected, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was the lone GOP vote for Sonia Sotomayor today, joining a dozen Judiciary Committee Democrats in forwarding her nomination to the full Senate for approval. Two of the veteran GOP senators who voted against her, Charles E. Grassley (Iowa) and Orrin G. Hatch (Utah), have never before opposed a Supreme Court nominee. The committee’s ...

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Maddow: It’s Not True, Pat

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Context Karma

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BAM! Rachel Maddow Slams Pat Buchanan

Pat Buchanan on why 108 of 110 SCOTUS justices have been white: Pat Buchanan: “White men were 100% of the people that wrote the Constitution, 100% of the people that signed the Declaration of Independence, 100% of the people who died at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, probably close to 100% of the people who died at Normandy. This has been a ...

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Sotomayor Grilled On Same-Sex Marriage

Sonia Sotomayor says she will look at same-sex marriage “with a completely open mind” and seemed to take offense at any implication that she’s already decided on the issue. NOTE: Argh. I’m trying to transcribe Sotomayor’s comments and this C-SPAN player is the pits. This post replaces a previous post that went kerfluey with these C-SPAN players. Let’s try again. ...

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Sotomayor Asked About Marriage

In the third day of her confirmation hearings, Sonia Sotomayor was finally asked about same-sex marriage. But the SCOTUS nominee said she couldn’t answer. The subject was raised indirectly by Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa). Grassley did not mention same-sex marriage directly, but that was the implication when he asked Sonia Sotomayor about a court ruling that said Minnesota could ...

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GOP Senator Does Ricky Ricardo Impression To Sonia Sotomayor

SRSLY. Maybe Sen. Coburn thinks Lucy was married to a Puerto Rican?

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