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Sonia Sotomayor

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Sonia Maria Sotomayor is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She was nominated by President Barack Obama on May 26, 2009 and has served since August 8, 2009. She is the third woman to hold the position.

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first black woman on US top court

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first black woman on US top court
Jul 1,2022 1:10 am

... The addition of Ms Jackson to the court means that its liberal minority - with Justice Elena Kagan and Justice Sonia Sotomayor - will be made up entirely of women...

Roe v Wade: Abortion clinics start to close after Supreme Court ruling

Roe v Wade: Abortion clinics start to close after Supreme Court ruling
Jun 25,2022 4:05 am

... The three justices who disagreed with the majority - Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan - wrote that they had done so " with sorrow - for this court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection"...

US Supreme Court reverses New York law limit gun rights

US Supreme Court reverses New York law limit gun rights
Jun 23,2022 6:00 pm

... The liberal justices Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer dissented...

Texas: Supreme Court blocks state's 'de-platforming' law

Texas: Supreme Court blocks state's 'de-platforming' law
Jun 1,2022 3:30 am

... The majority, who provided no explanation for the emergency decision, included Justices John Roberts, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer...

US Supreme Court scrutinises Biden vaccine mandates

US Supreme Court scrutinises Biden vaccine mandates
Jan 8,2022 12:44 am

... Some justices on the conservative-dominated court signalled support for the mandate on Friday, including Sonia Sotomayor, a liberal, who suggested the rule was not a vaccine mandate but a mandate for the unvaccinated to mask and get tested...

Texas abortion law to stay in place until Supreme Court decision

Texas abortion law to stay in place until Supreme Court decision
Oct 23,2021 1:06 am

... In a written dissent, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said that the expedited timeframe would offer " cold comfort" for women in Texas who are hoping for abortion treatment...

Trump is not a lawyer - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Trump is not a lawyer - Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Feb 16,2020 9:17 am

... Standing from left, Neil Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Brett M Kavanaugh Ms Ginsburg, 86, is the oldest sitting justice on the Supreme Court, and has received hospital treatment a number of times in recent years...

Trump immigration plans: BGH allowed asylum curbs

Trump immigration plans: BGH allowed asylum curbs
Feb 16,2020 6:09 am

... On the nine-judge Supreme Court, a liberal-leaning Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the ruling...

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