Tagged: Sonia Sotomayor

Senate debates Sotomayor bid

With her historic nomination in the balance, the Senate is debating whether to approve Sonia Sotomayor as the first Hispanic justice of the Supreme Court — though the outcome is not in doubt.  School of Law Professor Jack Beermann, an expert on the high court, can discuss the possible legal trajectory of the SCOTUS with […]

Sotomayor closer to SCOTUS

On a 13-6 vote, with only one Republican siding with her, Sonia Sotomayor has been endorsed by the Senate Judiciary Committee to become an associate justice of the Supreme Court.  Full Senate debate on the nomination is expected next week.  School of Law Professor Jay Wexler, who clerked for the current court’s only female justice, […]

Sotomayor nom heads to vote

With Republicans saying they won’t block approval, the Senate Judiciary Committee meets Tuesday to consider the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.  A full-Senate vote expected by August 7.  Constitutional law Professor Jay Wexler, who clerked for Ruth Bader Ginsberg, can look back at Sotomayor’s week of testimony and ahead to the high […]

Sotomayor hearings resume

After testifying that her Hispanic identity would not distort her judicial decision making, Sonia Sotomayor is back before the Senate Judiciary Committee defending her fitness to serve on the Supreme Court.  School of Law Professor James Fleming, a Constitutional scholar, can discuss how these hearings compare with those in the past. Contact James Fleming, 617-353-2942, jfleming@bu.edu

Sotomayor’s Senate Hearing

Washington eyes are on Sonia Sotomayor as she appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee considering her nomination to the Supreme Court.  School of Law Professors Jack Beermann, a SCOTUS authority, and Jay Wexler, who clerked for Ruth Bader Ginsberg, can offer perspective on the hearings and the court’s future. Contact Jack Beermann, 617-353-2577, beermann@bu.edu; Jay […]

Prof. Bob Zelnick comments on Supreme Court reversal of Sotomayor ruling

New SCOTUS nominee

President Obama has nominated Sonia Sotomayor to succeed David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court.  If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first Hispanic and third woman in history on the high court.  School of Law Professor Jack Beermann, a Supreme Court authority, can comment. Contact Jack Beermann, 617-353-2577, beermann@bu.edu