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Sonia Sotomayor

  1. covid-19
    Neil Gorsuch Wear a Mask ChallengeAs the Supreme Court tries to quell a COVID controversy, the conservative justice remains maskless.
  2. supreme court
    Neil Gorsuch Reportedly Refused John Roberts’s Request to Wear a MaskThe conservative justice’s obstinacy has forced Sonia Sotomayor to work remotely.
  3. abortion
    Texas Abortion Law Likely to Stay in Place Until Court Deals With Roe v. WadeAll roads now appear to be converging on the Supreme Court’s big upcoming decision.
  4. explainer
    The Supreme Court’s Radical Texas Abortion Law Ruling & What Comes NextA guide to the Texas abortion ban’s “vigilante” enforcement system, the Supreme Court’s shocking response, and the coming flood of legal battles.
  5. eviction moratorium
    Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of New York’s Eviction MoratoriumBy refusing New York tenants a presumption of financial distress, the Court may be signaling its intentions for the national moratorium.
  6. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Won’t Expand Right to Discriminate Against Same-Sex CouplesIt’s a setback for those hoping for an expanded zone of safety for religious-based objections to serving LGBTQ customers, but just for now.
  7. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Smiles on Voter Suppression and Big DonorsAfter showing caution all term, the conservative majority closed by eroding the Voting Rights Act and threatening campaign-finance-reform efforts.
  8. poltiics
    Will Women Be Required to Register for the Military Draft?After the Supreme Court dodged the question, Congress could move to include women — or abolish registration altogether for the first time since 1940.
  9. the law
    Reintroducing Sonia SotomayorThe once-maligned justice has taken up the mantle of RBG and Thurgood Marshall. But what can she accomplish on the most conservative court in decades?
  10. supreme court
    How a New Conservative Justice Could Affect the Supreme CourtA conservative Court would move to the right even more than arithmetic suggests on key issues like abortion as Roberts abandons his balancing role.
  11. supreme court
    Supreme Court Allows Trump Restrictions on Obamacare Contraception CoverageUp to 126,000 women could lose no-cost contraception coverage. The Court also expanded the “ministerial exception” to employee protections.
  12. supreme court
    Roberts Rejoins Supreme Court Conservatives to Boost Religious SchoolsIt was a relatively narrow decision but it showed where a future Supreme Court committed to expanding religious privileges might go.
  13. supreme court
    Supreme Court Thwarts Trump’s Effort to Kill DACAThe Court rebuked Trump for the second time this week, blocking him from ending the program that protects Dreamers from deportation, for now.
  14. the national interest
    Trump Says Sotomayor, Ginsburg Have No Right to Judge His CasesSpurious demands for recusal before the court decides if he can hide his financial information forever.
  15. church-state separation
    SCOTUS Splits on Church-State Separation in Peace Cross CaseWhile in the minority in the “Peace Cross” decision, Ruth Bader Ginsburg offered an eloquent testimonial for the “wall of separation.”
  16. the kavanaugh hearings
    Republicans Are Trying to Make Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Seem Routine. It Isn’t.Republicans are trying to disguise a confirmation that they think is an epochal moment in history as a bland, uncontroversial exercise in bureaucracy.
  17. the law
    It’s Donald Trump’s Supreme Court NowThe court’s decision upholding the president’s travel ban shows the that the conservative majority has no intention of standing up to him.
  18. the law
    The Supreme Court Continues to Chip Away at Protections for Minority VotersThe conservative majority seems very comfortable being aggressive on this issue, as its decision on racial gerrymandering shows.
  19. Supreme Court Opens Door to More Red-State Voter PurgesIn a 5-4 decision, SCOTUS finds a rationale for policing voting rolls in ways that disproportionately affect minorities.
  20. Are Republicans Violating Your Right Not to Vote?Maintaining the right to vote may depend on keeping people who don’t always vote on the rolls, as a Ohio case before the Supreme Court shows.
  21. hurricane maria
    Sonia Sotomayor’s Message of Hope to Puerto Rico: ‘You Are Not Alone’The Supreme Court justice also struggled to get in touch with her family after Hurricane Maria hit.
  22. Supreme Court Not Amused by DoJ’s Argument on Deporting Naturalized Citizens“Oh, come on!” said Chief Justice Roberts on hearing the argument.
  23. Sotomayor Dissent Introduces Some Street Sense to Case on Illegal SearchShe calls BS on the SCOTUS majority allowing outstanding arrest warrants to be retroactive justification for an illegal search. 
  24. the supremes
    Sotomayor’s Epic Affirmative-Action-Ban DissentThe court ruled against her 6 to 2.
  25. the supremes
    Justice Sotomayor Will Preside Over Times Square Ball DropNot that anyone will be able to see her.
  26. the supremes
    Sonia Sotomayor No Longer Interested in Bringing Cameras Into the Supreme Court“I think the process could be more misleading than helpful.”
  27. the supremes
    Sotomayor Talks About How SCOTUS Is Like NYCThe take-out situation is really bad.
  28. the supremes
    Sonia Sotomayor Declined Quaaludes on Her Wedding Night [Updated]A “bag of Quaaludes,” to be precise.
  29. sobering advice
    Sonia Sotomayor Explains That Pretending to Be a Princess Isn’t a CareerWhat?
  30. photo op
    Sonia Sotomayor Is a Bleacher Creature [Updated]At least for this afternoon.
  31. early and awkward
    Is Sonia Sotomayor Disabled? [Updated]The White House says yes.
  32. the supremes
    Sonia Sotomayor Is Soft on Sesame Street CrimeThe verdict in ‘Goldilocks v. Baby Bear’ is disturbing.
  33. supreme court
    Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart Gets Kicked Up to the Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court will be deciding whether a class-action suit is appropriate.
  34. early and awkward
    Sonia Sotomayor’s Nickname From Now On Is ‘Sarah Manorgan’A candidate for Senate in West Virginia is not familiar with her real name.
  35. the supremes
    Majority of Americans Can’t Name a Supreme Court JusticeOnly 15 percent remember that lady, Sonia something.
  36. the supremes
    One of the Many, Everyday Perks of Being a Supreme Court JusticeSonia Sotomayor’s security detail saves her the trouble.
  37. photo op
    These Guys Can’t Agree on AnythingThe latest official portrait of the Supreme Court is hilarious.
  38. the supremes
    The Supreme Court Just Got SexierSonia Sotomayor cuts a rug with Esai Morales.
  39. the supremes
    Justice!Sonia Sotomayor takes her seat at the Supreme Court.
  40. the supremes
    Sotomayor v. Equinox Fitness: The Case of the Canceled MembershipThe justice had some problems with showing her I.D. at the gym, and for this her membership was canceled.
  41. the supremes
    Senate Confirms Sonia SotomayorThe 111th justice of the Supreme Court was confirmed by a vote of 68–31.
  42. gossipmonger
    Guy Ritchie Is Going to Gay Up Sherlock HolmesJude Law and Robert Downey Jr. will have a certain special subtext in the upcoming film.
  43. the supremes
    Wise Latina Confirmed by Judiciary CommitteeMostly by Democrats.
  44. gossipmonger
    Amy Winehouse Reportedly Stole Coke From Kate MossWe’re not sure why this matters, as there’s no chance Kate is going to get it back. Plus, Jessica Simpson is thin again and Kevin Federline is getting fatter in today’s roundup of celebrity ephemera.
  45. in other news
    Pat Buchanan and Rachel Maddow Demonstrate Why You and Your Grandpa Will Never Understand Each OtherThe right-wing commentator goes on a rant about why affirmative action is bad because the Declaration of Independece was written by “100 percent white men.”
  46. the supremes
    The Final ‘Wise Latina’ CountMany precious moments were spent figuring out exactly how racist Sonia Sotomayor truly is.
  47. the supremes
    ‘Wise Latina’ Count Continues to RiseHow high will it go?
  48. the supremes
    Nydia Velázquez on Sonia SotomayorThe New York City congresswoman talks about the Supreme Court nominee, how her rise has affected her constituents, how she likes to cook, and why some Hispanic leaders thought it might be a problem that she wasn’t Mexican.
  49. the supremes
    Sotomayor Walks Back ‘Wise Latina,’ Defends Ricci“It was bad.”
  50. intel
    We’re Still Tweeting the Sotomayor HearingsCome follow along!
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