Archive for the ‘Justice Sotomayor’ category

On Friday, October 21st, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor spent the afternoon in conversation with Suzanne B. Goldberg, Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law, and Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature. She spoke candidly about many of her personal experiences—from her childhood days as a Nancy Drew aficionado […]

There has been much made of Sonia Sotomayor’s life, her Puerto Rican background, her modest, if not poor, childhood, her mother, what her Latina-ness means to her, her involvement in civil rights organizations, etc.  It’s both a big part of why Obama picked her to serve on the Supreme Court and will form the basis […]

A Persistent Pioneer


June 1st, 2009

From Columbia Law School Professor Patricia Williams, via The Daily Beast: President Obama’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor just plain fills me with delight. She’s brilliant, she’s fair, she’s an inspiration on many, many levels. That she is the first Puerto Rican or Latina nominee, appointed by the first Afro-Hawaiian-Kansan-Kenyan-American president, just makes this moment […]

Sonia Sotomayor, nominated by President Obama to the U.S. Supreme Court, has taught a course on Federal Appellate Court advocacy at Columbia for several years.  While President Obama’s adjunct teaching job at the University of Chicago is often cited as one of his credentials, little mention has been made of Judge Sotomayor’s teaching experience.  Hmmm. […]

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