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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | June 29, 2009
Though the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor are still two weeks away, there are those in the Latino community who are confident that the position is hers. Take Humberto Cintron, for example. He's already arranging for 25 busloads of people - a coalition of various groups from East Harlem - to travel from New York City, where he lives, to Washington for her swearing-in. He shrugs it off as a sure thing, puffing lightly with pride for his fellow Puerto Rican.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | January 1, 2014
A Roman Catholic order of nuns who care for the elderly poor was hopeful Wednesday after the Supreme Court temporarily blocked an Obamacare provision that would have required it to authorize birth control coverage for employees starting with the new year. The Obama administration has allowed some religious nonprofits to sidestep the so-called contraception mandate by filing a form that would allow a third-party administrator to provide the coverage at no cost to the organization.
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August 7, 2009
Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the Supreme Court yesterday demonstrated that no amount of smoke, mirrors and parsing of 8-year-old speeches was ever going to derail a nominee with strong qualifications, 17 years of experience on the bench and, perhaps most importantly, mainstream moderate views. It helped considerably that Judge Sotomayor's appointment is not going to tip the ideological balance of the court, as her views seem to generally mirror those of retiring Justice David Souter, a Republican appointee.
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By Robert Barnes and Robert Barnes,The Washington Post | October 6, 2009
The Supreme Court began its new term Monday with an inquisitive new justice and a case from Maryland about how long police must honor a suspect's request for an attorney. Justice Sonia Sotomayor displayed no reticence on the first day of her first term on the court; in the two cases on the court's docket, she asked as many questions and made as many comments as Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. The only sign of her newness was that she at times forgot to turn on her microphone before posing a question.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,nick.madigan@baltsun.com | July 15, 2009
Granted, the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor are not exactly riveting television - even for members of Baltimore's Hispanic community who are proud of her ascendance. Rather than tune in Tuesday to the ponderous pronouncements of politicians on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the judge's responses on arcane matters of law and precedent, lunchtime patrons in the bars and restaurants of Upper Fells Point - on a stretch of Broadway they call Spanishtown - mostly preferred to indulge in the vicarious pleasures of salacious shows that owe more to Maury Povich than to Oliver Wendell Holmes.
HEALTH
By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | January 1, 2014
A Roman Catholic order of nuns who care for the elderly poor was hopeful Wednesday after the Supreme Court temporarily blocked an Obamacare provision that would have required it to authorize birth control coverage for employees starting with the new year. The Obama administration has allowed some religious nonprofits to sidestep the so-called contraception mandate by filing a form that would allow a third-party administrator to provide the coverage at no cost to the organization.
NEWS
October 27, 2005
On Tuesday, October 25, 2005, DR. JEROME H. SHERMAN; beloved husband of Gilda Sherman (Nee Brown) ; devoted father of Scott Sherman of Baltimore, MD and Rande Sotomayor of Altadena, CA; dear father-in-law of Julie Rothman and Jess Sotomayor; devoted brother of Betty Silverman of Baltimore, MD; loving grandfather of Katy and Will Sherman, Victoria, Henry and Isabel Sotomayor. Services at SOL LEVINSON AND BROS INC, 8900 Reisterstown Rd At Mt. Wilson Lane on Thursday, October 27, at 3 P.M. Interment Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery, Berrymans Lane.
NEWS
June 30, 2009
Maryland's attorney general has been asked to look into whether the state can limit the compensation of Constellation Energy's CEO. Is this something the state ought to investigate? Yes 46% No 51% Not sure 3% (1,367 votes, results not scientific) Next poll: : The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of white firefighters in Connecticut whose promotions were denied because no black firefighters passed the test they took. Do you agree with the ruling, which reverses a lower court decision that was joined by Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor?
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | June 9, 2009
So Newt Gingrich now says Sonia Sotomayor is not a "racist" after all. She must be trembling with relief. Mr. Gingrich's backpedaling came last week in an article on HumanEvents.com. It leaves just two high-profile Republicans, former Rep. Tom Tancredo and radio blowhard Rush Limbaugh, still clinging to that absurd allegation. As you know unless you are just back from Antarctica, this sudden spasm of righteous Republican rage is due to a speech Judge Sotomayor gave in 2001 about the role gender, ethnicity and other characteristics play in a judge's judgment.
NEWS
May 29, 2009
Catholic schools need saving It is interesting that Judge Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Clarence Thomas are both products of the Catholic school system in the U.S. Both came from backgrounds of material hardship yet both were provided with the education necessary to succeed. Unfortunately, in Baltimore we are witnessing the dismantling of this Catholic school system in poor and marginal areas of the city. Recently, the Archdioese has announced the closing of St Mary's School in Govans. This school has struggled financially for many years but has been an important part of the local community.
NEWS
August 12, 2009
CEO pay outrageous My compliments to you all, and in particular Jamie Smith Hopkins, for that great article on the outlandish compensation that is being paid out today ("Just rewards?" Aug. 9). It was a good followup to the piece by Hannah Cho on the Legg Mason situation. She suggested that the stockholders do not vote for directors who are on their compensation committee and award these big payouts. Many people don't realize that all large public companies have a powerful compensation committee whose members are also on the board of directors.
NEWS
August 7, 2009
Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the Supreme Court yesterday demonstrated that no amount of smoke, mirrors and parsing of 8-year-old speeches was ever going to derail a nominee with strong qualifications, 17 years of experience on the bench and, perhaps most importantly, mainstream moderate views. It helped considerably that Judge Sotomayor's appointment is not going to tip the ideological balance of the court, as her views seem to generally mirror those of retiring Justice David Souter, a Republican appointee.
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By David G. Savage and David G. Savage,Tribune Newspapers | August 7, 2009
WASHINGTON - - Sonia Sotomayor completed an unlikely and historic journey Thursday, one that began with her birth in a Bronx, N.Y., housing project 55 years ago and culminated in her confirmation as the Supreme Court's 111th justice. When she is sworn into office Saturday, Sotomayor will take her place as the high court's first Latino and just its third woman. She was approved by a 68-31 Senate vote after three days of debate. Nine Republicans crossed party lines to support her. But what she brings to the high court goes far beyond her ethnicity or gender.
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By David G. Savage and Richard Simon and David G. Savage and Richard Simon,Tribune Newspapers | July 29, 2009
WASHINGTON - -The near-party line vote Tuesday to approve Judge Sonia Sotomayor in the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a message that Supreme Court nominees cannot be assured of winning support in the Senate even if they have solid legal credentials and a moderate record. It also sent a warning that a more liberal nominee from President Barack Obama could provoke an all-out confirmation battle in the Senate. By a 13-6 vote, the Democrats and a lone Republican sent her nomination to the full Senate, where she is expected to win confirmation next week.
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By Sherrilyn A. Ifill | July 23, 2009
Near the end of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings for a seat on the Supreme Court, the Senate Judiciary Committee's ranking Republican, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, announced to a reporter that he was "proud" that the Senate Republicans had taken up the challenge laid down by Attorney General Eric Holder earlier this year when in a speech at the Justice Department he said that America is a "nation of cowards" when it comes to talking about race....
NEWS
July 19, 2009
Despite all the buildup and anticipation on Capitol Hill leading to last week's confirmation hearings, the Senate Judiciary Committee's 15 hours of grilling Judge Sonia Sotomayor produced a week of tedium and polite reticence. The only fireworks were contained within the soliloquies of senators fervently expressing their own views of legal issues but rarely revealing the Supreme Court nominee's. If the advise and consent function of the Senate took a turn too far toward spectacle, partisanship and electronic inquisition with the nomination of Robert H. Bork two decades ago, it has turned into something altogether different - and perhaps just as problematic - for so many of the nominations since then.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,nick.madigan@baltsun.com | July 15, 2009
Granted, the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor are not exactly riveting television - even for members of Baltimore's Hispanic community who are proud of her ascendance. Rather than tune in Tuesday to the ponderous pronouncements of politicians on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the judge's responses on arcane matters of law and precedent, lunchtime patrons in the bars and restaurants of Upper Fells Point - on a stretch of Broadway they call Spanishtown - mostly preferred to indulge in the vicarious pleasures of salacious shows that owe more to Maury Povich than to Oliver Wendell Holmes.
NEWS
By David G. Savage and James Oliphant and David G. Savage and James Oliphant,Tribune Newspapers | July 14, 2009
WASHINGTON - - Senate Republicans, trying to make the most of a weak hand, served notice Monday that they will attack Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor over the next two days as a biased judge who cannot be fully trusted to follow the law and whose ethnic identity could sway her rulings. They also acknowledged, however, that President Barack Obama's nominee is almost certain to win confirmation. The Republican strategy made for an unusual opening day for the Sotomayor hearings, and it could make for lively exchanges today and Wednesday.
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