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Latinos Missing from NY Times Recollection of 2009 Passings

Our friend and ally Tom Saenz, President and General Counsel of MALDEF, has brought to our attention the issue addressed in the article that follows. After seeing the new Star Trek movie, he pointed out that there are apparently no Latinos in the future. There were no Latino characters on the starship Enterprise. The following […]
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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 justice […]
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Op-Ed: ‘Empathy is important in making judgments’

In an op-ed, “Empathy is important in making judgments,” published by the Oakland Tribune, EJS board member Prof. Margaret Russell, a law professor at Santa Clara University and Marilyn Edelstein, an English professor at the same institution, discuss the notion of empathy in the context of the Sotomayor confirmation hearings: “Empathy for one party is […]
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Editorial cartoon on Judge Sotomayor has subtext of lynching, stereotypes Latinos

The Oklahoman newspaper printed on Tuesday a racist, sexist and outright offensive “editorial” cartoon. It depicts Judge Sotomayor strung up by a rope, likening itself to lynching images or a piñata, with President Barack Obama wearing a sombrero, holding a stick and asking a crowd of elephants (Republicans) “Now, who wants to be first?” The […]
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Bittersweet Week: Judge Sotomayor, Prop 8 Upheld, Ron Takaki Passes; Launching ConfirmSotomayor.org

We experienced last week several gut-wrenching and rejoiceful moments. On Tuesday, May 26, President Barack Obama announced his historic nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. On the same morning, the California Supreme Court ruled against marriage equality by upholding Prop. 8. The following day brought news that a preeminent scholar on our […]
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