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July 28, 2009

8 a.m. ET: The largely newsless confirmation saga of Sonia Sotomayor will make news today, as the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on sending the first Hispanic Supreme Court nominee to the full chamber for consideration. Among committee...

By Ben Pershing | July 28, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

July 16, 2009

8 a.m. ET: During the 2008 presidential campaign, so-called "social issues" were mostly overshadowed by economic ones. That trend has continued this year, as debates over abortion and gay rights have taken a back seat to the financial crisis, health...

By Ben Pershing | July 16, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

June 1, 2009

8 a.m. ET: How much did President Obama take Sonia Sotomayor's background into account before deciding to nominate her to the Supreme Court? In an interview with the Washington Post's Lois Romano for the "Voices of Power" series, Valerie Jarrett...

By Ben Pershing | June 1, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

May 29, 2009

8 a.m. ET: Supreme Court campaigns are unlike most others in politics, in that nominees usually make a point of not saying what they really believe, and are applauded for it. So one day after pro-abortion rights groups made it...

By Ben Pershing | May 29, 2009; 08:05 AM ET | Comments (5)

May 28, 2009

CORRECTION APPENDED 8 a.m. ET: The main storyline of Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination -- whether she'll be confirmed -- seems hardly in doubt, but her candidacy has already become the vehicle for other interesting subplots. On gun rights, abortion...

By Ben Pershing | May 28, 2009; 08:05 AM ET | Comments (1)

May 27, 2009

8 a.m. ET: Is Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the Supreme Court a foregone conclusion? Consider: • She is a known quantity. Sotomayor has been seen as a potential court pick for months, giving friends and foes alike ample time to...

By Ben Pershing | May 27, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (4)

May 26, 2009

12:40 p.m. ET: President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court is only a couple of hours old, and reaction is already pouring onto the blogosphere along mostly predictable lines. Liberals are largely pleased, conservatives displeased and neither...

By Ben Pershing | May 26, 2009; 12:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

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