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  • Progressives are trying to pester liberal Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, 69, into RETIRING over fears she could die on the job like Ruth Bader-Ginsburg while conservative president is in office

    02/03/2024 2:22:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 86 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/02/24 | Dominic Yeatman
    Liberal Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is under pressure from fellow liberals to retire amid growing fears she might enable a Republican president to appoint a conservative successor. CNN commentator Josh Barrow became the latest to demand the 69-year-old step down lest she follow in the footsteps liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg who died while serving at 87 in 2020. That death allowed then-president Donald Trump to cement the court's conservative majority with the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett, and some liberals are determined it will not happen again. 'I'm not saying I think Justice Sotomayor is on death's door,' Barrow...
  • Sotomayor overwhelmed by demanding SCOTUS workload: ‘I live in frustration’

    01/30/2024 2:05:22 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 135 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/30/2024 | Ryan King
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor vented about being “tired” from her demanding workload on the high court as well as her “frustration” with the conservative-dominated bench. Speaking to a group of students at the University of California, Berkley School of Law, the 69-year-old jurist opened up about the vicissitudes of serving on the court while increasingly in the political crosshairs. “Cases are bigger. They’re more demanding. The number of amici are greater, and you know that our emergency calendar is so much more active. I’m tired,” she said, per Bloomberg Law.
  • How The Supreme Court Made Sonia Sotomayor Millions

    01/04/2024 3:02:24 PM PST · by thegagline · 33 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/04/2024 | Kyle Mullins
    On Saturday, August 8, 2009, in a wood-paneled room inside the Supreme Court, Judge Sonia Sotomayor became Justice Sonia Sotomayor, ***Sotomayor was worth around $750,000 at the time. Now, she is worth an estimated $5 million. Her position has brought her fame, and that fame has led to book deals, providing $3.8 million in earnings since she joined the court. The post also allowed her to hire staff, which she used for many things—including reportedly pumping up her book sales, something that drew scrutiny but apparently stayed within the bounds of the law, if only because Supreme Court justices have...
  • Republicans go off on Dick Durbin over Senate Judiciary shenanigans

    11/30/2023 10:57:26 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/30/2023 | Ryan King
    Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee raged against Chairman Dick Durbin Thursday after he refused a third debate on two of President Biden’s judicial nominees, leading one senior GOP lawmaker to say Durbin had “just destroyed one of the most important committees in the United States Senate.” As a roll call vote got underway, senators on the Republican side warned that Durbin’s steamrolling would be remembered. “You’re gonna have a lot of consequences coming if you go down this road. I’ve cautioned a lot of you,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) told his Democratic colleagues.
  • Dems abandon hearing when GOP suggests subpoenas for Sotomayor's staff

    11/10/2023 4:23:00 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    WND News Center ^ | November 9, 2023 | Bob Unruh
    Majority Democrats on a Senate committee on Thursday abandoned their work, which was targeting conservatives on the Supreme Court, when GOP members suggested subpoenas for the staff of leftist Justice Sonia Sotomayor... Senate Judiciary Committee “punted” on votes scheduled regarding the issuance of subpoenas for GOP donors Leonard Leo and Harlan Crow. Sen Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has accused the two of “stonewalling” an investigation into the high court “that seeks to determine whether two Republican-appointed justices, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, acted with any impropriety,” the report said. The confrontation was launched when ProPublica said they helped facilitate trips for...
  • Sotomayor's wealth has skyrocketed since joining Supreme Court, raising ethics concerns

    07/16/2023 8:56:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 12, 2023 | Aaron Kliegman
    Obama-nominated SCOTUS justice has seen net worth spike during tenure on high court.. Sonia Sotomayor's net worth has increased significantly since joining the nation's highest court, according to financial disclosure forms amid new revelations about the Supreme Court justice's efforts to promote her books. Sotomayor's net worth has skyrocketed, putting her among the ranks of the nation's millionaires. In 2021, her investments totaled somewhere between $1.5 million and $6.4 million, .... One reason for the sharp increase in Sotomayor's investments and overall wealth is the money she's made from writing books. .. her staff has often "prodded" public institutions that...
  • Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor’s staff prodded colleges and libraries to buy her books

    07/11/2023 6:30:30 PM PDT · by fwdude · 25 replies
    AP News ^ | July 11, 2023 | Brian Slodysko and Eric Tucker
    Sotomayor’s staff has often prodded public institutions that have hosted the justice to buy her memoir or children’s books, works that have earned her at least $3.7 million since she joined the court in 2009. Details of those events, largely out of public view, were obtained by The Associated Press through more than 100 open records requests to public institutions.
  • Justice Sotomayor caught muscling universities into buying thousands of her books for a pretty penny

    07/11/2023 8:46:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/11/2023 | Monica Showalter
    With a media campaign going on against conservative Supreme Court justices in the wake of Roe v. Wade, the Associated Press decided to do a little digging on the others -- and came up with a doozy on Justice Sonia Sotomayor, starting with a softball lede:WASHINGTON (AP) — For colleges and libraries seeking a boldfaced name for a guest lecturer, few come bigger than Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court justice who rose from poverty in the Bronx to the nation’s highest court.She has benefited, too — from schools’ purchases of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of the books she has written over...
  • Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's glaring error in her dissent on affirmative action

    07/06/2023 9:16:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/06/2023 | John Sexton
    Mistakes happen to all of us but that doesn’t mean they aren’t pretty embarrassing. That’s especially true when the claim being made is a) obviously improbable and b) you have an entire staff of helpers who also somehow missed it. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson made the mistake in her dissent on affirmative action.Beyond campus, the diversity that UNC pursues for the betterment of its students and society is not a trendy slogan. It saves lives. For marginalized communities in North Carolina, it is critically important that UNC and other area institutions produce highly educated professionals of color. Research shows that...
  • Diversity Is Done! Riots In France, America Along With Religious Freedom & LGBTi Has Failed Society!

    07/06/2023 7:28:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    The Tommy Sotomayor Show ^ | July 2, 2023 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Tommy Sotomayor lets loose and goes after everyone/every topic. How the rest of the world does not put up with the homosexual agenda. Religious groups forcing themselves on Americans. The BT-1000 and her lawyers. and more! Warning raw language. video is 2 hours long.
  • Inspiring: Justice Sotomayor Shows World Illiteracy Doesn’t Have To Stop You From Achieving Your Dreams

    07/03/2023 3:08:17 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies ^ | 7-1-2023 | Babylon Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C — In a stunning display of determination and perseverance, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has shown the world that illiteracy is no match for ambition and dreams. Justice Sotomayor has defied the odds and reached the pinnacle of her profession, all without being able to read a single word. "I just hope that my story can be used to inspire other little girls out there who can't read," said Justice Sotomayor with a tear in her eye. "Just because you can't make it through 'Hop On Pop' doesn't mean there's not a place for you on the highest...
  • 'Ted Talk' Given After Ketanji Brown Jackson's Disputed Claim About Black Babies in AA Case

    06/30/2023 4:59:21 PM PDT · by CFW · 25 replies
    RedState ^ | 6/30/23 | Sister Toldjah
    It has been an incredibly wild (and based!) week with the decisions the Supreme Court has handed down, including the Friday rulings upholding religious freedom and effectively grounding Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness program. But though the leftist meltdowns have been plentiful, what has been far more fulfilling to read have been the dissections of what the dissenting liberal Justices wrote on the Thursday affirmative action case ruling and the Friday one pertaining to religious freedom. Some of those dissections, as we previously reported, came from the court’s conservative members like Neil Gorsuch, who savaged Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent in...
  • Gorsuch blasts Sotomayor's dissent in Christian web designer ruling: 'Reimagines' facts from 'top to bottom'

    06/30/2023 1:31:38 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/30/2023 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch issued a harsh rebuke of Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent in the case of a Christian web designer who the court ruled was not obligated to design websites for gay couples. "It is difficult to read the dissent and conclude we are looking at the same case," Gorsuch wrote in the 6-3 Supreme Court decision on Friday. That decision said web designer Lorie Smith was not legally required to design websites for gay marriages because doing so would violate her free speech rights and Christian beliefs, despite a Colorado law that bans discrimination based on sexual...
  • Sotomayor dissent in Christian designer case makes false claim about Pulse nightclub shooting

    06/30/2023 1:28:27 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/30/2023 | Aaron Kliegman
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor falsely claimed in a new opinion for a major same-sex wedding case that the 2016 mass shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was motivated by anti-gay prejudice. In a landmark 6-3 decision that pit the interests of LGBTQ non-discrimination against First Amendment freedom, the Supreme Court on Friday held that a Colorado graphic designer who wants to make wedding websites does not have to create them for same-sex marriages. The nation's highest court ruled in favor of artist Lorie Smith, who sued the state of Colorado over its anti-discrimination law that prohibited...
  • Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor trade jabs in Andy Warhol copyright case

    05/18/2023 4:20:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/18/2023 | Victor Nava
    Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan appeared to take umbrage at Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s majority opinion in a copyright case involving Andy Warhol and Prince, telling readers in her dissent that she would trust their “good judgment” rather than counter her colleague’s “fistfuls of comeback footnotes.” The shot at Kagan’s fellow liberal came in a lengthy second footnote of her dissent, which several Supreme Court observers found “interesting” and “noteworthy.” Kagan and Chief Justice John Roberts were the only justices that didn’t rule in favor of music photographer Lynn Goldsmith’s claim that the the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts...
  • Liberal SCOTUS Justice Took $3M From Book Publisher, Didn’t Recuse From Its Cases

    05/05/2023 6:49:01 AM PDT · by Twotone · 18 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | May 3, 2023 | Luke Rosiak
    Liberal Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor declined to recuse herself from multiple copyright infringement cases involving book publisher Penguin Random House despite having been paid millions by the firm for her books, making it by far her largest source of income, records show. In 2010, she got a $1.2 million book advance from Knopf Doubleday Group, a part of the conglomerate. In 2012, she reported receiving two advance payments from the publisher totaling $1.9 million. In 2013, Sotomayor voted in a decision for whether the court should hear a case against the publisher called Aaron Greenspan v. Random House. Greenspan...
  • Report: Sotomayor got millions from publishing company while not recusing from cases

    05/04/2023 5:48:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 4, 2023 | Alex Swoyer
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor reportedly accepted nearly $2 million from Penguin Random House in a book deal, and then went on to sit in judgment of a copyright case involving that same company the following year. According to a report in the Daily Wire, she received $1.9 million from the publishing house in 2012. In 2013, she helped decide whether the court should take up a legal dispute between the company and a classmate of Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg, who said his book proposal was stolen and used to make the movie “The Social Network.” The conservative outlet reported that...
  • Liberal Supreme Court Justice Caught in Scandal

    05/04/2023 8:39:36 AM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/4/2023 | Matt Margolis
    In recent weeks, Democrats have ramped up criticism of conservative Supreme Court justices like Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch, alleging corruption and using that as a pretext for congressional oversight of the court. However, these accusations are baseless and lack legal or ethical standing. Justice Thomas was accused of not reporting free travel expenses received from a friend that he was not even required to report and a minor technical error in income reporting. Justice Gorsuch was accused of selling land to an executive of a law firm that had business before the Supreme Court, but he actually sold the...
  • Liberal SCOTUS Justice Caught in Scandal That Blows Up Recent Left-Wing Attacks

    05/03/2023 7:51:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | 05/03/2023 | Bonchie
    There’s one certainty in politics. If a Democrat is accusing a Republican of doing something, it is the Democrat who is inevitably actually doing it.That dynamic played out again Wednesday after a major revelation about Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor called into question all the recent left-wing attacks on Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch.For the last few weeks, a coordinated assault on the court’s conservatives has taken place, with numerous press outlets releasing reports supposedly detailing corruption. In reality, essentially everything charged amounted to nothing legally or ethically. In the case of Thomas, he was not required to report...
  • Supreme Court investigation fails to identify leaker of Dobbs draft decision

    01/19/2023 2:37:43 PM PST · by fwdude · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 19, 2023 | Bradford Beth
    An investigation by the U.S. Supreme Court has failed to identify the culprit who leaked a draft Court decision that signaled the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling the legalized abortion at the federal level. On May 2, 2022, Politico published a draft of the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the major abortion case that would eventually overturn Roe v. Wade. The unprecedented leak triggered protests across the country and at the justices' homes that continued for months.