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The President on SCOTUS Corporate Free Speech

The President this week talked about the Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates for special interest money to flood the political system. The Court broadened the concept of First Amendment rights for corporations, enabling corporate and other special interest … Continue reading

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Sotomayor Confirmed

Judge Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed today as the newest Justice of the United States Supreme Court, becoming the first Hispanic Justice and only the third woman ever to serve on the Court. The vote confirming her was 68-31, with all … Continue reading

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Sotomayor Day One

The opening dance in the Judge Sotomayor confirmation hearing was held yesterday, with Republicans critiquing her fairness and impartiality, and the Democrats offering warm words of praise. The prospective Justice offered an opening statement. From the Washington Post: “The task … Continue reading

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Sonia Sotomayor Selected as Justice by Obama

Sonia Sotomayor was selected today by President Barack Obama to replace David Souter on the United States Supreme Court. Judge Sotomayor would become the first Hispanic justice to serve on the Court. Her opinions as a judge will be closely … Continue reading

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