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==Background==
 
==Background==
  
Sonia Sotomayor is of Puerto Rican descent, and was born and raised in Bronx, NY.  She attended Catholic school.
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Sonia Sotomayor is of Puerto Rican descent, and was born and raised in Bronx, NY.  She attended Catholic school, but it is uncertain where she currently stands in terms of religion.
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"Some sources, including Pete Williams, reported that the Judge is a Catholic. However, there has not yet been any indication of whether that report is accurate and, if so, if she actually practices her faith."<ref>http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=33654</ref>
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"Sotomayor attended Catholic schools, but we haven't yet confirmed that she is, in fact, Catholic. If she is, she would become the sixth Catholic justice on the current Supreme Court"<ref>http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/politics&id=6831739</ref>
  
 
==Decisions==
 
==Decisions==
  
 
===Standing===
 
===Standing===
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Decisions by Sotomayor, such as Taylor v. Vt. Dept of Ed. 313 F.3d 768 (2002), seem to show that she favors judicial restraint with respect to standing issues.
  
 
===Terminology===
 
===Terminology===

Revision as of 12:26, 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." [1]

Background

Sonia Sotomayor is of Puerto Rican descent, and was born and raised in Bronx, NY. She attended Catholic school, but it is uncertain where she currently stands in terms of religion.

"Some sources, including Pete Williams, reported that the Judge is a Catholic. However, there has not yet been any indication of whether that report is accurate and, if so, if she actually practices her faith."[2]

"Sotomayor attended Catholic schools, but we haven't yet confirmed that she is, in fact, Catholic. If she is, she would become the sixth Catholic justice on the current Supreme Court"[3]

Decisions

Standing

Decisions by Sotomayor, such as Taylor v. Vt. Dept of Ed. 313 F.3d 768 (2002), seem to show that she favors judicial restraint with respect to standing issues.

Terminology

Issues

Abortion

Parental Rights

Establishment Clause

Free Speech

References

  1. http://abajournal.com/news/who_will_replace_justice_souter
  2. http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=33654
  3. http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/politics&id=6831739