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Sotomayor’s first opinion produces business defeat

Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s first U.S. Supreme Court opinion dealt a unanimous setback to businesses, limiting their ability to appeal orders that require the disclosure of documents during litigation. The justices ruled against carpet manufacturer Mohawk Industries Inc. in a suit ...

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Top court questions corporate election spending

The U.S. Supreme Court, signaling it may make Sonia Sotomayor’s first case on the bench a blockbuster, questioned the constitutionality of longstanding federal restrictions on corporate election spending. Hearing an unusual second round of arguments in a case involving a ...

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Sotomayor makes history without changing court’s balance

Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation as the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court, hailed as a historic moment by her supporters, may have little impact on the outcome of cases the justices will consider over the next year. Sotomayor won approval ...

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Partisan gulf over confirmation widens

Sotomayor is third nominee ever to get more than 20 nays from minority party

Overwhelming Republican opposition to Sonia Sotomayor's U.S. Supreme Court nomination widens a partisan gulf that has lawmakers voting on ideology rather than qualifications. With only nine Republicans, including Missouri Sen. Kit Bond, voting for her, Sotomayor became the third nominee in a row to be opposed by at least half the minority party's senators.

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Bond backs Sotomayor

Missouri Sen. Kit Bond is the latest Republican senator to back Judge Sonia Sotomayor for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Speaking on the Senate floor this morning, Bond said while he endorses Sotomayor it "does not mean that I support the way Judge Sotomayor approaches judging." He cited several Sotomayor opinions he disagrees with, including the Ricci firefighter case. However, Bond said he believes "that Judge Sotomayor has proven herself a well qualified jurist."

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Senate panel OKs Sotomayor

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court, putting her in position for confirmation next week. The vote was 13-6, with Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina the only Republican to support ...

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Judging the judges, gender and the law

Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings brought issues of gender in the legal profession to the forefront of discussion once again, and I’ve been giving the issues a great deal of thought. Prior to writing this column, I attempted to locate ...

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Does the Supreme Court represent America?

President Obama believes the U.S. Supreme Court should look like America. If you agree, more than likely you support his nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor. She would be the first Latina, and only the third woman, to serve on the ...

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The high road to the high court is the best route

Watching Sonia Sotomayor respond to questions during the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings sheds light on two important issues that no economic conditions can trump or ignore – diversity and professionalism. Sotomayor has already demonstrated her skills as a jurist, ...

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Sotomayor vote set for July 28

The Senate Judiciary Committee delayed a vote on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court by a week at the request of the panel’s Republican members. Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy of Vermont said the lawmakers will vote on ...

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