Posts in category "Supreme Court"

U.S. Supreme Court should strike down Arizona immigration law

U.S. Supreme Court should strike down Arizona immigration law
The U.S. Supreme Court is to expected to review Arizona’s controversial immigration law known as SB 1070 on Wednesday. It’s hard to imagine the court would uphold the measures of the law that have already been blocked by lower courts. The most controversial part of the law would allow local police to check the immigration status... Read more »

12 things to watch in 2012

12 things to watch in 2012
2012 The Year Ahead 1. The Latino voter – How will Latino voters influence the 2012 presidential election? Latinos are key voters in many states. Obama got 67 percent of the Latino vote in 2008 but those numbers could slip as many Latinos are upset over his immigration policies that have resulted in more than... Read more »

Sonia Sotomayor doesn't like commercialization of "wise Latina."

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said recently that she is troubled that “wise Latina” remark she made has been turned into a slogan sold on T-shirts, buttons and coffee cups. “I can’t tell you the number of people who come up to me and hug and kiss me and touch me, and some of them... Read more »

A concert, a coup and Brazil's bid for the Olympics

Juanes, the Colombian rocker, held a concert for peace in Cuba. The ousted president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, is now holed up in the Brazilian embassy basically a hostage in his own country after he was ousted in a coup. And the president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, said his country needs the... Read more »

Sonia Sotomayor is the new "Suprema"

Sometimes an image says it all. I have blogged a lot about Sonia Sotomayor over the last 10 weeks. But I want to share a few powerful images of our new “Suprema” by editorial cartoonist, Lalo Alcaraz, who also pens the cartoon La Cucaracha. This second caroon was inspired by Lalo’s daughter. To order the... Read more »

Sotomayor on Supreme Court shows Latinas can defy the odds

Wise Latinas are celebrating the Senate confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor 68 to 31 to the United States Supreme Court. But this is a moment of pride for all Americans. It shows that no matter your class, race or ethnicity, if you work hard one can aspire to the highest court in the land. But let... Read more »

Five fun reasons the Senators should vote for Sotomayor

Watch this fun video by playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda on why Sonia Sotomayor should be our next Supreme Court Justice.

The Senate will confirm Sotomayor

This afternoon the Senate WILL vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor as our next Supreme Court justice. I’m watching the Senators give their testimony this morning on C-SPAN. Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin gave a compelling argument why she should be confirmed. Clearly she is qualified.  She has served a combined 17 years on the federal bench,... Read more »

McCain will vote against Sotomayor

John McCain is just the latest Republican to say he won’t vote for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Now the senator is from a state, Arizona, that is almost 30 percent Latino and maybe he’s not interested in winning next time. Last week, I wrote a blog post about what Republicans stand to lose by... Read more »

Republicans risk losing Latino voters by opposing Sotomayor

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor today in a 13-6 vote but it was almost entirely a partisan affair. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was the only Republican to vote for  Sotomayor. There are more than enough votes for her to be confirmed in the full Senate so... Read more »