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Yeah, What Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Said

“Outside of the marriage context, can you think of any other rational basis, reason, for a state using sexual orientation as a factor in denying homosexuals benefits or imposing burdens on them? Is there any other rational decision-making that the government could make? Denying them a job, not granting them benefits of some sort, any…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2013

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Talks Princesses On “Sesame Street”

At some point in the life of many little girls and some little boys there comes the cold, hard realization that you cannot be a princess when you grow up. Think about it: do you really want to spend the rest of your life like Kate Middleton abusing brown eye liner? I thought not. A…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 12, 2012

Quotable: All The Single Ladies (On The Supreme Court!)

“I understand from my girlfriends that I’ve been put on a most eligible bachelorette list. I’ll figure that out in time. But right now I pity the man who tries to find a minute in my schedule.”—Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor [AP]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 22, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Sonia Sotomayor Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice

“Wise Latina” Sonia Sotomayor took the judicial oath of the Supreme Court on Saturday morning. She is the first Latina and the third woman to sit on the Supreme Court. [New York Times] — Her first case will be a snoozy-sounding campaign finance matter. Unless you’re into that sort of thing.

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 10, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Sonia Sotomayor Confirmed To The Supreme Court

Sonia Sotomayor has been confirmed by the Senate in a 68-31 vote. After she receives the oath of office, Sotomayor will be the first Latina judge and third female judge to join the bench. [New York Times]
Chris Brown‘s sentencing for his assault of Rihanna has been delayed until August 27th. The judge on the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor Gets The A-OK From Senate Panel

Hotly contested Latina Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was endorsed by the Senate Judiciary Committee today, by a vote of 13 to 6. Twelve Democrats and one Republican voted for her, which means maybe this thing won’t be so hotly contested after all? The New York Times says that Senate confirmation is pretty much guaranteed,…

By: Nikki Dowling / July 28, 2009

Breaking: Sonia Sotomayor Can Be Objective, Too

Supreme Court justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor is in the middle her confirmation hearings. Each day, we reach new heights of irritation that her impartiality is called into question.

Sen. Jeff Sessions of Senate Judiciary Committee summed up the tone the best on “Face The Nation” on Sunday, when he said, “Every judge must be…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2009

“Jane Roe” Arrested Outside Sotomayor’s Supreme Court Hearing

Norma McCorvey, the woman who served as the plaintiff in the Roe vs. Wade decision which effectively legalized abortion across America, was arrested today with anti-abortion protesters outside of Sonia Sotomayor‘s Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Capitol Police told That Washington Post that McCorvey and her pro-life cohorts made it into the chambers of the confirmatio…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2009

Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor Takes The Stand

Supreme Court Justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor takes the stand today in what looks like be one of the controversial confirmation hearings yet. (Well, besides that whole Clarence Thomas, pubic-hair-on-my-Coke thing.) In May, Barack Obama announced that Sotomayor was his pick to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court. Ever since then, the liberal Latina judge…

By: Daniela Guernica / July 13, 2009

The Only Woman On The Supreme Court: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Tells All

A lot of people are happy that Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, but Emily Bazelon from Slate found someone in particular who is pretty psyched: the only woman presently sitting on the Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Ever since Justice Sandra Day O’Connor retired three years ago, Ginsberg ha…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 9, 2009

The Sotomayor Attacks Continue

In case Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor hasn’t been unfairly ridiculed enough, she is now being criticized for her membership in the club Belizean Grove, which she described as a “private organization of female professionals from the profit, nonprofit, and social sectors.”…

By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 17, 2009

Quickies!: Lawsuit Against Kim Kardashian Dismissed

A $121,000 lawsuit filed by R&B singer Brandy Norwood’s mother against Kim Kardashian has been dismissed. [People] – Norwood claimed that Kim had used Brandy’s credit card for unauthorized purchases, but considering that Kim’s a millionaire, that seems kind of unlikely.
PopEater journalists tried out Lindsay Lohan’s tanning spray, to see if the horrid orange…

By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 10, 2009

Is It Possible To “Judge Like A Woman”?

Just how much does gender influence the way a judge makes decisions?

The New York Times tried to tackle this behemoth question—as it pertains to Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court—in one tight little article this weekend. And while we hate to nitpick, the title alone kinda pissed us off:…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 8, 2009

Cartoon Shows Sonia Sotomayor Strung Up Like A Piñata

So, I really couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw a new cartoon that ran in The Oklahoman. “Fiesta Time at the First Confirmation” oh-so-inappropriately depicts Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor… strung up like a piñata. Cameras and microphones look on as a sombrero-wearing President Obama asks, “Who wants to be first?” to a bunch…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 4, 2009

Will Sonia Sotomayor Be Pro-Choice? Looks Like Maybe Not.

We think it’s pretty dope that Sonia Sotomayor, Obama’s pick for Supreme Court justice, is (a) a lady and (b) could the first person of Hispanic descent to don Supreme Court robes. But many pro-choice advocates are sounding alarm bells today because they have a sneaking suspicion that, once on the bench, Sotomayor may not…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 28, 2009

Five Things To Know About Sonia Sotomayor

This morning, President Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor, 54, to the U.S. Supreme Court as Justice David Souter’s successor. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Sotomayor would be the third woman and first Hispanic to be seated on the Supreme Court. Here’s a background check.

Sotomayor was born in New York to Puerto Rica…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 26, 2009