The Judge They Feared

Sonia Sotomayor is a powerful woman with a powerful story, who represents in many ways the arc of Latino struggle in this country. Her nomination Tuesday by President Barack Obama has the potential to galvanize and strengthen Latino voters in this country and to firmly lock the Latino vote into the Democratic Party column in a way that may be irreversible for a generation or more. Full Story »

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Derek Hawkins
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by Derek Hawkins - May. 27, 2009

Good story on why the GOP "fears" Sotomayer. Perhaps a little too complimentary. Interesting to attribute a shift in Latino voting patterns solely to Obama's nomination. I can intuit this point, but I'd like to see polling data and other information to back this up.

Sonia Sotomayor is a powerful woman with a powerful story, who represents in many ways the arc of Latino struggle in this country. More »

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Kaizar Campwala
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by Kaizar Campwala - May. 27, 2009

Begins by discussing the political calculus of Sotomayor's Hispanic roots, but then veers into a fawning endorsement of the candidate.

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Fred Gatlin
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by Fred Gatlin - May. 27, 2009

This is a very good opinion piece regarding the selection of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.

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Vincent Caminiti
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by Vincent Caminiti - May. 27, 2009

This was a finely written opinion piece that, for me, put the elements into a logical and very relevant story. The many elements about essential Americanism in this article - delivered an uplifting counterweight to the Congressional Theatre Kabuki we will soon be welcoming to our homes on CSpan.

There was some focus in the article about the Court being more representative of the fabric of the electorate - this was the essence of the now 'abused' Sotomayor quote by the usual suspects. The Republican ground operation sent them all out with jobs to do so that sitting GOP Senators could take their time and comb through Sotomayor's body of work since she was born. It was delightful to read a story that painted the picture of a valuable human being as a prelude to her assuming ... More »

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Kenneth Sibbett
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by Kenneth Sibbett - May. 27, 2009

While being biased, this is basically a complimentary piece. While the author tells of the struggle the republicans are going to have in her confirmation, it is not very deep.

Besides the talking heads like Rush and co., there are Republicans that voted her on the appeals court, and would be hyprocrtitcal to change their vote.

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Manfred Ostrowski
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by Manfred Ostrowski - May. 28, 2009

It is lively, it takes a stand, it is quite informative - its quality convinces me.

I like the positive attitude towards the nomination of judge Sonia Sotomayor.

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Jonothon
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by Jonothon - May. 28, 2009

This is an opinion piece, not a news story.

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