Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court nomination

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On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama announced his selection of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, to replace retiring Justice David Souter.wikipedia
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Sonia Sotomayor

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On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama announced his selection of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, to replace retiring Justice David Souter.
In May 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Sotomayor to the Supreme Court following the retirement of Justice David Souter.

Supreme Court of the United States

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On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama announced his selection of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, to replace retiring Justice David Souter.

Wendy Long

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Long also played a prominent role in opposing the Supreme Court nomination of Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Jennifer Granholm

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Others topping the various lists of most-likely candidates included: Elena Kagan, Diane Wood and Jennifer Granholm.
Obama chose Sonia Sotomayor, who was confirmed by the Senate in August.

Ricci v. DeStefano

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Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) brought up Sotomayor's membership in the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund as concern over Sotomayor's decision in reviewing the district court case Ricci v. DeStefano.
Judge Sotomayor (who was subsequently elevated to Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court) vigorously questioned the attorneys in the case, and repeatedly discussed whether the city had a right to attempt to reformulate its test if it was afraid that the original test was discriminatory or that it would result in litigation.

Sheldon Whitehouse

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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) reassured Sotomayor that she was doing well in her hearing.
He voted to confirm Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, but opposed the nomination of Samuel Alito.

Norma McCorvey

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Norma McCorvey, the "Jane Roe" in the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case about abortion rights, and Francis Mahoney, both yelled during Franken's opening statement.
McCorvey was arrested on the first day of U.S. Senate hearings for the confirmation of the presidential nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States of Sonia Sotomayor, after McCorvey and another protester began shouting during Senator Al Franken's opening statement.

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Whitehouse then asked about Sotomayor's role in the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund, inquiring if there was a vetting process in deciding the board members.
The organization received new national attention in mid-2009 with the Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court nomination, with Republicans saying Sotomayor had been involved in a radical organization while Democrats defended it as a mainstream civil rights operation.

Kate Stith

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In the third series of testimonies, Louis Freeh, former associate of Sotomayor and former FBI Director, Chuck Canterbury of the Fraternal Order of Police, former MLB player David Cone, Kate Stith of Yale Law School all advocated in favor of Sotomayor's confirmation, and Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life, former National Rifle Association president Sandy Froman, David Kopel of the Independence Institute, and Ilya Somin of the George Mason University School of Law all advocated against Sotomayor's confirmation.
She was one of the witnesses who testified in favor of Sonia Sotomayor during her Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

David Cone

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In the third series of testimonies, Louis Freeh, former associate of Sotomayor and former FBI Director, Chuck Canterbury of the Fraternal Order of Police, former MLB player David Cone, Kate Stith of Yale Law School all advocated in favor of Sotomayor's confirmation, and Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life, former National Rifle Association president Sandy Froman, David Kopel of the Independence Institute, and Ilya Somin of the George Mason University School of Law all advocated against Sotomayor's confirmation.
On July 17, 2009, Cone testified as a witness (representing the Democratic Party) before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the Supreme Court nomination hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

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President of the United States

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On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama announced his selection of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, to replace retiring Justice David Souter. This was the first opportunity for President Barack Obama, who took office in January 2009, to fill a Supreme Court vacancy.

Barack Obama

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On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama announced his selection of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, to replace retiring Justice David Souter. This was the first opportunity for President Barack Obama, who took office in January 2009, to fill a Supreme Court vacancy.

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

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On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama announced his selection of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, to replace retiring Justice David Souter.

David Souter

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On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama announced his selection of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, to replace retiring Justice David Souter.

United States Senate

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Sotomayor's nomination was submitted to the United States Senate on June 1, 2009, when the 111th Congress reconvened after its Memorial Day recess.

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Sotomayor's nomination was submitted to the United States Senate on June 1, 2009, when the 111th Congress reconvened after its Memorial Day recess.

Chief justice

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She was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts on August 8, 2009.

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

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When nominated, Sotomayor was a sitting judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, a position to which she had been appointed by Bill Clinton in 1998.

Bill Clinton

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When nominated, Sotomayor was a sitting judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, a position to which she had been appointed by Bill Clinton in 1998.

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

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Earlier, she served on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, appointed by George H. W. Bush in 1992.

George H. W. Bush

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Earlier, she served on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, appointed by George H. W. Bush in 1992.

First inauguration of Barack Obama

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This was the first opportunity for President Barack Obama, who took office in January 2009, to fill a Supreme Court vacancy.

United States presidential transition

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The president and his advisors had begun preparing for this eventuality since before he was sworn in as president, during the transition.