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'''Sonia Sotomayor''' is a judge on the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  On May 26, 2009, President [[Barack Obama]] nominated her to the [[Supreme Court]].  If confirmed, she will replace Justice [[David Souter]]
 
'''Sonia Sotomayor''' is a judge on the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  On May 26, 2009, President [[Barack Obama]] nominated her to the [[Supreme Court]].  If confirmed, she will replace Justice [[David Souter]]
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According to the ABA Journal, Sotomayor is, <blockquote>
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"A political centrist, the Bronx-born Sotomayor has been regarded as a potential high court nominee by several presidents, both Republican and Democrat. Reared by her widowed mother after the death of her father, a tool-and-die worker, she has an attractive life narrative and an even more attractive resumé. She was an editor of the Yale Law Review, did heavy lifting as a prosecutor under legendary New York County District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, and worked in private practice as an intellectual property litigator. She was first appointed to the federal bench by President George H.W. Bush, then to the appeals court by President Clinton."
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</blockquote> <ref>http://abajournal.com/news/who_will_replace_justice_souter</ref>
  
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
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===Free Speech===
 
===Free Speech===
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==References==
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Revision as of 12:18, 26 May 2009

Sonia Sotomayor is a judge on the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated her to the Supreme Court. If confirmed, she will replace Justice David Souter

According to the ABA Journal, Sotomayor is,

"A political centrist, the Bronx-born Sotomayor has been regarded as a potential high court nominee by several presidents, both Republican and Democrat. Reared by her widowed mother after the death of her father, a tool-and-die worker, she has an attractive life narrative and an even more attractive resumé. She was an editor of the Yale Law Review, did heavy lifting as a prosecutor under legendary New York County District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, and worked in private practice as an intellectual property litigator. She was first appointed to the federal bench by President George H.W. Bush, then to the appeals court by President Clinton."

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Background

Sonia Sotomayor is of Puerto Rican descent, and was born and raised in Bronx, NY. She attended Catholic school.

Decisions

Standing

Terminology

Issues

Abortion

Parental Rights

Establishment Clause

Free Speech

References

  1. http://abajournal.com/news/who_will_replace_justice_souter