Slate's complete coverage of Sonia Sotomayor's nomination.

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July 14 2009 10:48 AM

Slate on Sonia Sotomayor

Our complete coverage of Obama's Supreme Court nominee.

President Obama's selection of federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court marks a milestone for his administration and in the court's history. If confirmed, she would be the first Hispanic to sit on the high court and its third woman. Here's Slate's coverage of her path to the nomination and our commentary leading up to Obama's selection.

"Slate's Dialogue on the Sotomayor Hearings," by Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Monday, July 16, 2009.

"What a Waste: The Sotomayor hearings were a mass of missed opportunities for Republicans and Democrats alike," by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

"Honesty at Last! At Sotomayor's hearing, the abortion protestors are the only ones telling the truth, by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Tuesday, July 14, 2009.

"She's Come Redone: Senators at today's hearing were determined to cast Sotomayor as over-the-top. Why didn't she fight back harder?" by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Monday, July 13, 2009.

"Confirmation in 60 Seconds: Everything you need to know about Sonia Sotomayor's upcoming hearings," by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Saturday, July 11, 2009.

"White Men Can't Judge? Why Sonia Sotomayor might really believe that Latina women make better judges," by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Thursday, June 11, 2009.

"In a 'Different' Voice: What does the research about how gender influences judging actually say?" by Deborah Rhode. Posted Wednesday, June 10, 2009.

"The Great Caperton Caper: The Supreme Court talks about judicial bias. Kinda," by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Monday, June 8, 2009.

"Teach to America: Can judicial confirmation hearings really be transformed into 'teachable moments'?" by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Thursday, June 4, 2009.

"The Invitation You Can't Refuse: Why Sonia Sotomayor was talking about race in the first place," by Monica Youn. Posted Thursday, June 4, 2009.

"Sotomayor's Manly Man Ruling: Her bold ruling in favor of a man who claimed sex discrimination," by Emily Bazelon. Posted Wednesday, June 3, 2009.

"Sonia Goes to Washington: Sotomayor endures a marathon meet-and-greet in the Senate," by John Dickerson. Posted Tuesday, June 2, 2009.

"Hands Off Thomas: Neither Clarence Thomas nor Sonia Sotomayor lacks the brains to sit on America's highest court," by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Saturday, May 30, 2009.

"Sonia Is Great but Not Better: The White House issues a clarification," by John Dickerson. Posted Friday, May 29, 2009.

"Sweet Justice: Why Judge Sotomayor's diabetes shouldn't be ignored," by Darshak Sanghavi. Posted Friday, May 29, 2009.

"Why Are We in Puerto Rico? An imperial primer," by Timothy Noah. Posted Thursday, May 28, 2009.

"Sotomayor Sides With the Cops: And persuades a Republican judge to go along with her," by Emily Bazelon. Posted Thursday, May 28, 2009.

"Is Hispanic the Same Thing as Latina? Not quite," by Christopher Beam. Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2009.

"Bad Test: Sonia Sotomayor rejected the New Haven firefighters' claim because it threatened to burn down civil rights law," by Richard Thompson Ford. Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2009.

"When Barry Met Sonia: What Obama's Supreme Court pick says about him," by John Dickerson. Posted Tuesday, May 26, 2009.

"The Rational Hysterics: Republicans won't beat Sonia Sotomayor by attacking her as too darn human," by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Tuesday, May 26, 2009.

"Checking the Boxes: Obama's calculus in choosing Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court," by John Dickerson. Posted Tuesday, May 26, 2009.

"How to Pronounce Sotomayor," by Andy Bowers. Posted Tuesday, May 26, 2009.

"The Sotomayor Mystery: Why didn't she explain herself in this year's big race case?" by Emily Bazelon. Posted Tuesday, May 26, 2009.

Slate's commentary leading up to Obama's nomination of Sotomayor:

"The Bold Standard: Wanted: a visionary minimalist for the U.S. Supreme Court," by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Saturday, May 23, 2009.

"Nothing More Than Feelings: Conflating judicial empathy with gender is bad for both women and the law," by Rodger Citron and Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2009.

"What Will Kill the Next Supreme Court Nominee? A) abortion, B) gay rights, or C) neither," by Emily Bazelon. Posted Tuesday, May 12, 2009.

"Once More, Without Feeling: The GOP's misguided and confused campaign against judicial empathy," by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Monday, May 11, 2009.

"The YouTube Confirmation: What Supreme Court shortlisters are saying when they think nobody is listening," by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Friday, May 8, 2009.

"Choose Your Own Supreme Court Justice To Succeed David Souter," by Emily Bazelon, Dahlia Lithwick, and Chris Wilson. Posted Wednesday, May 6, 2009.

"An Unnatural Woman: The secret life of a Supreme Court short-lister," by Dahlia Lithwick and Hannah Rosin. Posted Tuesday, May 5, 2009.

"The Fairer Sex: What do we mean when we say we need more female justices?" by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Saturday, April 11, 2009.

Slate's coverage of Sotomayor's 1998 nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals:

"A Vast Right-Field Conspiracy?" by Walter Shapiro. Posted Wednesday, June 24, 1998.

"Conspiracy No, Machinery Yes," by Jacob Weisberg. Posted Tuesday, June 23, 1998.



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