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What We Missed in the Sotomayor Hearingsnew

The media hyped the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings as the must-see event of the summer, but they proved to be underwhelming at best. The hearings were also disappointing for their failure to spur discussion on three topics that were important for the country to hear, weigh and digest.
Random Lengths News  |  Bobby Grace, Deputy District Attorney with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.  |  08-03-2009  |  Commentary

Hypocrisy 101: The Vetting of Judge Sonia Sotomayornew

Does Republican US Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina have cotton in his brains? I was listening to the Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor and was gobsmacked to hear Graham's "lecture" about the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Ellen Snortland  |  07-27-2009  |  Commentary

Colleagues Reflect on Sotomayor's Formative Legal Experience in Connecticutnew

From the moment the self-described "wise Latina woman" was tapped by President Obama to be the first Hispanic to serve as a Supreme, the cheers and jeers from those judging her prevailed over her actual record of service.
Hartford Advocate  |  Chandra Niles Folsom  |  07-21-2009  |  Politics

Newspaper Cartoon Causes 'Fiesta' Flaknew

A recent political cartoon published in The Oklahoman is drawing as much heat as a wildfire during a burn ban.
Oklahoma Gazette  |  Oklahoma Gazette  |  06-10-2009  |  Media

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