Sotomayor Hearing: Day 1 Review
Sotomayor Hearing Schedule: What Time Are Supreme Court Hearings?
The Huffington Post I First Posted: 07-13-09 09:21 AM | Updated: 07-13-09 10:28 AM
The Senate Judiciary Committee has released a schedule for the confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor, which start Monday morning.
by Nina Totenberg I Morning Edition, July 14, 2009
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is back before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday. She listened to hours of comments at her confirmation hearing Monday before getting a chance to give her own opening statement. Senators of both parties praised her personal accomplishments.
July 13: TODAY'S Matt Lauer talks to David Gregory, moderator or NBC'S "Meet The Press," about the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.
She's Come Redone:Senators at today's hearing were determined to cast Sotomayor as over-the-top. Why didn't she fight back harder?
By Dahlia Lithwick Posted on SLATE Monday, July 13, 2009, at 7:00 PM ET
To hear the senators talking, their overwhelming impression of Sonia Sotomayor on this first day of her confirmation hearings is that she is Just. Too. Much.
By PETER BAKER and NEIL A. LEWIS I NYT I Published: July 13, 2009
WASHINGTON — Judge Sonia Sotomayor opened her case for confirmation to the Supreme Court on Monday by assuring senators that she believes a judge’s job “is not to make law” but “to apply the law,” as the two parties used her nomination to debate the role of the judiciary.Responding for the first time to weeks of Republican criticism, Judge Sotomayor rejected the notion that personal biases determine her rulings and said her 17 years on the bench showed that she “applied the law to the facts at hand.” Her empathy helps her grasp a case, not twist it to suit an agenda, she said.
View complete articles, recordings and videos after the jump.
RACblog: FOCUS ON THE COURT --- Sotomayor Hearings: Day 1
Blog post from our colleagues at the the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Click here to see the RACblog.
The first day of hearings on Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court has come to an end. All 19 members of the Judiciary Committee gave their opening statements and Judge Sotomayor offered her testimony.
The Senator's speeches reflected the seriousness with which they take their roles in the judicial nominations process. Senator Feingold articulated this sentiment when he said,
The Senators' statements varied in tone and approach, but there were many themes that recurred throughout the hearing. The most prominent theme was the consideration of the unspoken question, "What makes a good Supreme Court Justice?"
Day 1: Blogs
LiveBlog of Judge Sotomayor’s Confirmation Hearings
Monday, July 13th, 2009 9:36 am | Kristina Moore
Beginning at 10 a.m. EDT, Supreme Court of the United States Blog will provide as-it-happens coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor.
Other Useful LiveBlogs After the Jump
Day 1: Videos
In the first day of hearings on the appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice David Souter, members and the nominee presented opening statements. Members focused on Judge Sotomayer's experience as a trial lawyer and federal judge, as well as her judicial temperament and philosophy. They also outlined several areas that would be a focus of questioning including her statements about race and ethnicity. In her testimony, Judge Sotomayor focused on her career and touched briefly on several cases she had heard as a judge.
Clips of the rest of the hearing after the jump.
Witness List for Sotomayor Hearing
WASHINGTON (Thursday, July 9, 2009)
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) Thursday announced the witness list for the confirmation hearing for Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
SCOTUSblog Analysis: Arar v. Ashcroft May Put Sotomayor on the Record on Executive Power, Rendition
Observers of Judge Sotomayor’s nomination have asserted that—barring some unexpected revelation—her eventual confirmation is not seriously in doubt. Even so, a currently undecided national security case has the potential to rival Ricci for the spotlight. If Sotomayor decides that case prior to her confirmation hearings, then no matter how she rules, it will certainly be the subject of significant discussion at the hearings.
Richard Lacayo writes that Sotomayor’s current court, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, “hears plenty of cases involving business and securities law but not many that touch on the hot-button issues that make for good attack ads. Abortion, the death penalty, gay rights, executive power—those haven’t come up much, if at all, on Sotomayor’s docket.” But the case of Maher Arar, laden with striking facts and political implications, looms as a signal exception. Sotomayor heard the case on December 9, 2008, when it was argued for the Second Circuit, sitting en banc.
StatPack Analyzing Opinions Released by Current Supreme Court Through June 8
Transcript of Judge Sotomayor's confirmation hearing for the Second Circuit
The Orthodox Union's Institute for Public Affairs Blog: Obama’s Pick on Religious Liberty
Obama’s Pick on Religious Liberty
President Obama, this morning, nominated Judge Sonya Sotomayor for the US Supreme Court. An early survey of her opinions on religious liberty issues is very encouraging:
SCOTUSblog: Judge Sotomayor’s Appellate Opinions in Civil Cases
Judge Sonia Sotomayor is an obviously serious candidate to serve on the Supreme Court. We have been struck by how the amount of commentary about Judge Sotomayor has ignored the most accessible and valuable source of information: her opinions as an appellate judge. Last year, I directed a project in which a team of Akin Gump summer associates extensively reviewed Judge Sotomayor’s opinions. Amy Howe subsequently revised and expanded their work, with contributions by me.
Here, we make our first effort at summarizing what we regard as Judge Sotomayor’s principal opinions in civil cases. Our only goal is to identify and summarize the opinions, not evaluate them.
A summary of additional civil cases, as well as Judge Sotomayor’s leading criminal law opinions will follow.
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