Sotomayor Confirmation: ‘Momentous Step Forward for the Court and Our Country’

The Senate confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor this afternoon, 68-31, making her the 111th Supreme Court Justice, only the third female Justice, and the first Latina to serve on our nation’s highest court. As a prosecutor, litigator, and trial and appellate judge, Judge Sotomayor brings more federal judicial experience to the Supreme Court than any justiceContinue reading “Sotomayor Confirmation: ‘Momentous Step Forward for the Court and Our Country’”

President Barack Obama’s Speech at the NAACP Convention

Sen Barack Obama’s address to the 100th Annual Convention of the NAACP, as prepared for delivery: It is an honor to be here, in the city where the NAACP was formed, to mark its centennial. What we celebrate tonight is not simply the journey the NAACP has traveled, but the journey that we, as Americans,Continue reading “President Barack Obama’s Speech at the NAACP Convention”

Obama Nominates Sotomayor for Supreme Court

President Barack Obama today nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to succeed David Souter as an associate justice of the Supreme Court. Obama said Sotomayor has more experience as a judge than any current member of the high court had when nominated, adding she has earned the “respect of colleagues on the bench, the admiration of manyContinue reading “Obama Nominates Sotomayor for Supreme Court”