Bingaman votes to approve Sonia Sotomayor

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman joined 67 other Senators in voting to approve Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. “I voted to confirm Judge Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court because I believe she has the qualifications, experience, and impartiality necessary to be an excellent justice,” Bingaman said. Justice Sotomayor earned degrees from […]

Sotomayor OK’d for Supreme Court in historic vote

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sonia Sotomayor won confirmation Thursday as the nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice in a history-making Senate vote that capped a summer-long debate heavy with ethnic politics. She’ll be sworn in Saturday as the court’s 111th justice, third woman and first nominee by a Democrat in 15 years. The Senate […]

Bingaman meets with Judge Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today met with Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sotomayor’s stances on issues remain unclear

Freedom New Mexico The Senate Judiciary Committee no doubt will have many relevant questions for Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor concerning what role, if any, her gender, ethnicity and empathy play in her judicial reasoning, her judicial temperament and her judicial philosophy. For today we’d like to explore what her written opinions tell us […]

Sotomayor’s decision-making questioned

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama surprised some court watchers with his choice of Sonia Sotomayor of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York to replace the retiring Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court. In several respects it was a shrewd choice, although some of the factors that made it shrewd […]