(CNN) – It was a mad dash to hug Hillary Clinton.
Toward the end of an event Friday at the Bronx Children’s Museum, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor set dozens of kids upon the former secretary of state, urging them to hug her and other leaders who attended.
Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton, Sonia Sotomayor and Julian Castro will appear together in New York City on Friday as part of Dream Big Day at the Bronx Children's Museum.
Earlier this summer, Sotomayor surprised the former secretary of state during a book signing Clinton held at a Costco in Northern Virginia. The Supreme Court justice and Clinton shared a few words and held each others hand while they chatted.
(CNN) – Previously confidential memos from Bill Clinton’s White House show how two women now on the Supreme Court were strongly criticized by administration officials at the time as they were being considered for key judicial positions.
Officials who worked for the confirmation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court in 1993 had serious reservations about her, according to the newly released documents from the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.
(CNN) – Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will help ring in the new year by pressing the ceremonial button to lower the famous Times Square New Year's Eve Ball on Tuesday.
She's also set to lead the final 60 second countdown, according to the co-organizers of the event, Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment.
Washington (CNN) – Two members of the Supreme Court took the unusual step of speaking out over racially insensitive remarks by a federal prosecutor in a drug case, when rejecting review of the defendant's appeal.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a strongly worded statement Monday, saying the prosecutor's remarks about an African-American suspect were "an affront to the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection of the laws."
Washington (CNN) - Justice Sonia Sotomayor has managed a whirlwind few days, and it promises to get even busier. In fact, a traditional inaugural ceremony was moved up to accommodate her busy schedule.
She has a new book released last week, a memoir called "My Beloved World" (Knopf/Random House). To promote it, the 58-year-old justice had arranged several media interviews and book signings. Then came the invitation last month from Vice President Biden to have Sotomayor do his swearing in, for separate ceremonies Sunday and Monday.
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(CNN) - Mitt Romney has caught the attention of Latinos with campaign ads that highlight the significance of Sonia Sotomayor's appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court - but it may not be the kind of attention he wants.
In a pro-Romney radio ad released this week in Ohio, conservative Jay Sekulow says that Rick Santorum's 1998 vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the federal circuit court "put her on a path to the Supreme Court."
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WASHINGTON (CNN) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court.
Sotomayor was confirmed in 68-31 vote. Nine Republicans joined a unanimous Democratic caucus in supporting her nomination.
The 55-year-old federal appeals court judge will be the 111th person to sit on the high court, and the third woman justice.
Washington (CNN) - Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will pen an memoir about her climb to the bench of the highest court in the country. The book, which does not yet have a title, will be published by Knopf Publishing.
The memoir will include details about Sotomayor's childhood including growing up in New York City, her relationship with her mother, and the loss of her father when she was young. The memoir will also cover her years at Princeton and Yale Law School, and her eventual legal career.
"I am honored to be working with the distinguished publishing house of Alfred A. Knopf on the publication of my memoir," Sotomayor said in a release put out by Knopf Publishing Monday.
Washington (CNN) - Having trouble pronouncing an Italian word? If you sit on the Supreme Court, consult an expert.
On Monday, Justice Sonia Sotomayor was announcing the court's opinion in Krupski v. Costa Crociere SpA (09-337), a lesser-known appeal dealing with the scope of the right to file an amended lawsuit to correct a mistake in a party's identity.
The newest justice was having trouble pronouncing the name of the cruise ship company at the center of the case.
Costa Cruises is a British and American-owned firm based in Genoa, Italy, where it is registered as Costa Crociere SpA. The appeal involved passenger Wanda Krupksi, who tripped over a cable and fractured her leg in 2007 aboard the Costa Magica.
At issue was whether Krupski should have sued Costa Cruises or Costa Crociere SpA in federal court.
The justice writing the majority ruling typically announces the decision from the bench in a public session, with a brief oral summary that supplements the official written opinion. That's where the fun began.