August 6, 2009 Sonia Sotomayor made history Thursday, winning approval from the Senate to become the first Hispanic to sit on the nation's mightiest bench. And in less than a month, Sotomayor and the rest of the justices will rehear arguments in a high-profile campaign finance case that could rewrite the rules that restrict corporate political campaign spending.
August 4, 2009 The full Senate began debate Tuesday on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor. With all the Democrats and a handful of Republicans expected to vote for her, there was little doubt President Obama's first high court nominee would be confirmed.
July 29, 2009 The recent vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee in favor of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court marks a turning point in Latino politics and will likely result in the first Latina appointed to the high court. Veronica Varga Stidvent and James Aldrete discuss what affect Sotomayor's nomination — and confirmation process — could have on Latino voters as they push for political power.
July 28, 2009 The Senate Judiciary Committee votes to send Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate for confirmation. Just one Republican joined Democrats in the 13-6 vote for President Obama's first high court nominee.
July 27, 2009 Tuesday's scheduled vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court is expected to be sharply divided along party lines. She is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate before the Aug. 7 recess.
July 16, 2009 Judge Sonia Sotomayor appeared poised to become the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice Thursday, with the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee saying the GOP won't block a vote on her nomination.
July 16, 2009 As senators wrapped up their questioning of Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor on Thursday, she remained to the end — and by design — as ideologically elusive as those who came before her. It's a script that partisan politics demands of court nominees.